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Owen Sound is where summer lives!
We are alive with activities all summer long! We have a great selection of activities
for families and people of all ages and stages. We take great pride in the programs,
services and events offered by the City and our many community partners.
Our partnerships make Owen Sound an exciting, vibrant and community focused
home.
The City of Owen Sound is fortunate to have an amazing natural environment, in
which you can enjoy a leisurely walk, a picnic, or quiet moments relaxing with a
book in one of our many parks, or waterfront locations.
I am condent you will nd something in this guide that will benet you, and
contribute to Owen Sound’s focus as a healthy community.
Have a safe summer, full of adventure and discovery.
Owen Sound IS where summer lives!

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  • 2013 www.owensound.ca Connect with us: Community & Summer Activities Guide WHAT’S INSIDE... Summer Programs City Services, Events Seniors Activities Clubs & Organizations
  • Stretching Minds, Bodies and Souls for 35 years The Satellites Gymnastics Club is a Not for Profit corporation operated by a volunteer Board of Directors. We have the most equipped facility for boys and girls gymnastics in the region. Our fully certified coaches will guide your children through fun activities, improve their fitness, learn the fundamentals of gymnastics and make new friends! Register online today at www.satellitesgymnastics.com or contact us at info@satellitesgymnastics.com or 519-371-7233 Register early as limited spots are available! Summer Programs For Boys And Girls Kindercamp (ages 3-4) Daily/ weekly• Summer Theme Camp (ages 5+) Daily/ weekly• Regular Evening Programs• M I J K A H O O P E R ' S SUMMER DANCE & GYMNASTICS CAMP DANCE & GYM CAMP (FULL DAY) KINDER CAMP (HALF DAY) Ages 3 to 12 • Multiple Week Discounts: Cost: Full Day $150 + GO Fee • Full Day 2nd Week $130 Half Day $75 + GO • Full Day 3rd Week $110 Early Drop Off 8am • Half Day 2nd Week $65 Late Pick Up 5pm • Half Day 3rd Week $55 Largest Facility & Experienced Staff www.dancemakers.ca 8 week Recreational Summer Gymnastics Monday & Wednesday Evenings Starting July 1st www.dancemakersgymnastics.ca www.dancemakers.ca 519-371-7962 Reservations 1-800-265-3163 OR FAX 519-371-2354 OR VISIT OUR WEBSITE www.ontarioferries.com • OR EMAIL info@ontarioferries.com *Reservations available on all sailings except these with an asterisk. Connect with the North 8:50 am 1:30 pm 6:10 pm(FRI. ONLY) 6:10 pm 10:50 am 3:30 pm 7:55 pm 7:55 pm 11:10 am 3:50 pm 8:15 pm (FRI. ONLY) 8:15 pm 1:10 pm 5:50 pm 10:00 pm 10:00 pm TOBERMORY TO SOUTH BAYMOUTH SOUTH BAYMOUTH TO TOBERMORY Depart Daily Arrive Depart Daily Arrive Additional Sailing: Victoria Day, Monday, May 21 May 3 - June 20 7:00 am 11:20 am * 3:40 pm * 8:00 pm 8:45 am 1:05 pm 5:25 pm 9:45 pm 9:10 am * 1:30 pm * 5:50 pm * 10:00 pm 10:55 am 3:15 pm 7:35 pm 11:45 pm TOBERMORY TO SOUTH BAYMOUTH SOUTH BAYMOUTH TO TOBERMORY Depart Daily Arrive Depart Daily Arrive June 21 - September 2 8:50 am 1:30 pm 6:10 pm(FRI. ONLY) 6:10 pm 10:50 am 3:30 pm 7:55 pm 7:55 pm 11:10 am 3:50 pm 8:15 pm (FRI. ONLY) 8:15 pm 1:10 pm 5:50 pm 10:00 pm 10:00 pm TOBERMORY TO SOUTH BAYMOUTH SOUTH BAYMOUTH TO TOBERMORY Depart Daily Arrive Depart Daily Arrive Additional Sailing: Thanksgiving October 14 September 3 - October 20
  • WELCOMING MESSAGES Welcome to the Community & Summer Activities Guide OWEN SOUND CITY COUNCIL 2011-2014 Front Row: Councillor Colleen Purdon, City/County Councillor Arlene Wright, Mayor Deborah Haswell, Councillor Peter Lemon, Councillor Jan Chamberlain Back Row: Councillor Bill Twaddle, Councillor Jim McManaman, Councillor David Adair, Councillor Ian Boddy Photo by John Prettie Owen Sound is where summer lives! We are alive with activities all summer long! We have a great selection of activities for families and people of all ages and stages. We take great pride in the programs, services and events offered by the City and our many community partners. Our partnerships make Owen Sound an exciting, vibrant and community focused home. The City of Owen Sound is fortunate to have an amazing natural environment, in which you can enjoy a leisurely walk, a picnic, or quiet moments relaxing with a book in one of our many parks, or waterfront locations. I am confident you will find something in this guide that will benefit you, and contribute to Owen Sound’s focus as a healthy community. Have a safe summer, full of adventure and discovery. Owen Sound IS where summer lives! Yours truly, Deborah Haswell Mayor 4 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA
  • Owen Sound Community & Summer Activities Guide 2013 The Owen Sound Community Guide has been produced by Owen Sound’s Community Services Department in conjunction with The Sun Times Advertising Department. Production by The Sun Times and Commercial Printing Departments. Special thanks to Pat Bryant of the City of Owen Sound’s Community Services Department for her assistance in compiling this directory. This is the fifthteenth edition of the Owen Sound Community Guide: a quick and handy reference to events of interest, groups, organizations and services in Owen Sound and surrounding area. Every effort has been made to create an accurate listing. However, The Sun Times and the City of Owen Sound cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions. CONTENTS Welcoming Messages ........................................ page 4 City Manager’s / Mayor’s Department.................. page 6 Economic Development & Tourism......................... page 7 Community Services Department......................... page 10 Building & Planning........................................... page 10 Parks & Open Space......................................... page 13 Facility Bookings............................................... page 15 Financial Services Department............................... page 18 Operations Department ..................................... page 19 Owen Sound Fire & Emergency Services ............. page 22 Owen Sound Police Services.............................. page 23 Owen Sound & North Grey Union Public Library...... page 25 Owen Sound Museums...................................... page 26 Tom Thomson Art Gallery .................................. page 28 Summer Camps ................................................ page 30 Swimming Lessons & Pool Information ............ page 33-36 Day Camp & Specialty Camps Information ..... page 37-46 Family Y Programs ....................................... page 47-50 Seniors ....................................................... page 51-57 Clubs & Organizations................................ pages 62-65 Community Services .................................... pages 66-69 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 5
  • City Manager’s Office I believe, like many colleagues in the recreation field, that all children deserve to have sport and recreation experiences that support their healthy development. Research shows that the experiences children have in sport and recreation at an early age have a lifelong impact. Positive experiences help children become capable, caring adults who contribute more effectively to the community in the future. The City of Owen Sound is committed to ensuring that we offer all of our citizens, but especially our children, every opportunity to participate in a full range of fun and exciting activities. This is a wonderfully vibrant community, so please, take a moment to read our guide and join us. A. Ruth Coursey, City Manager Owen Sound... where you want to live! 6 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA City Hall, 2nd Floor, Room 204 808-2nd Avenue East Owen Sound, On N4K 2H4 Phone: 519-376-4440 Fax: 519-376-3579 Hours: Monday to Friday - 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Website: www.owensound.ca Deborah Haswell, Mayor, Ext. 1212 Ruth Coursey, City Manager, Ext. 1210 Sharon Edwards, Executive Assistant & Public Relations Coordinator, Ext. 1211 Social Media: - Find us on Facebook: City of Owen Sound - Follow us on Twitter: @CityOwenSound - Subscribe on YouTube: City Owen Sound MAYOR’S DEPARTMENT Vison Statement The City of Owen Sound: Where you want to live. Mission Statement To provide progressive leadership for education, culture, recreation, heath, social and economic opportunities that benefit the city and the region. The City of Owen Sound is governed by a municipal council comprised of an elected Mayor and eight Councillors. The Mayor presides at City Council meetings as Chair and is an ex-officio member of all City Committees. The Mayor also represents the City on County Council and is an elected member of County Committees. The Head of Council is responsible for ensuring that the policy direction as determined by Council is carried out in an effective and responsible manner. Services Provided Mayor’s Administration Chair of Council meetings Assists with setting the Council Agenda Appointments Greetings Letters of Support Recognition Certification Represents the City at events Represents the City at Grey County Council City Services
  • CITY MANAGER’S DEPARTMENT The City Manager ensures that the business of the City of Owen Sound is effectively carried out and communicated to Council, staff and the public at large. Services Provided: Public Relations General Enquiries Strategic Planning Employee Initiatives Service Analysis Business Plans City Information Capital Plan Communication Strategy Annual Operating Budget Corporate Guidance Government Agencies Liaison Economic Development Tourism Economic Development & Tourism Steve Furness, Manager Email: sfurness@owensound.ca Phone: 376-4440 Ext. 1236 Marketing the City to new residents, businesses and visitors is the responsibility of the Economic Development and Toursim area. The overall goal is to attract new investment and jobs to improve the vitality of the local economy. Priorities: • Downtown and Harbourfront area as economic and social focus • Retain, expand and attract local businesses and institutions • Market the City to attract new residents, businesses and tourists BUSINESS ENTERPRISE CENTRE 173 8th Street East Owen Sound, ON N4K 1K9 Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Phone: 519-371-3232 Email: businesshelp@owensound.ca Website: www.owensoundbusiness.ca Staff: Jane Philips, Manager/Business Advisor; jphillips@owensound.ca For 13 years the Business Enterprise Centre, Owen Sound and Area has assisted entrepreneurs with business informa- tion, professional consultation services and networking oppor- tunities. BEC is a one stop source of assistance for starting, growing or expanding your small business. BEC answers your questions, assists with preparing a business plan, reviewing your marketing materials and much more. BEC is a partner- ship between the Ministry of Economic Development and the City of Owen Sound. Social Media: - Find us on Facebook: The Business Enterprise Centre - Owen Sound VISITOR CENTRE 1155 1st Avenue West Owen Sound, ON N4K 4K8 Open daily from Victoria Day to Thanksgiving Winter Hours: Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm Phone: 519-371-9833 Toll Free: 1-888-675-5555 Email inquiries: vacation@owensound.ca Website: www.owensoundtourism.ca Staff: Paulette Peirol, Tourism Marketing Coordinator; Email: ppeirol@owensound.ca Shelley Jackson, Graphic Arts & Social Media Specialist; Email: sjackson@owensound.ca Owen Sound operates a year-round Visitor’s Centre on the harbour, providing travellers with maps, guides, souvenirs, postcards and friendly, customized travel information about the City and area. The department promotes the City as a tourist destination at trade shows and events, and publishes several maps and guides each year. Looking to move to Owen Sound or visit? Call for a free information package, geared to your specific interests. Hosting a team, a conference, an event or visiting relatives? We can help make your guests feel welcome! We Provide: - Owen Sound guides and reference material - City and regional maps - Hiking, cycling and paddling brochures - Guides to area waterfalls, beaches, gardens, galleries, lighthouses and more Social Media - Find us on Facebook: Owen Sound Tourism, Events and Attractions - Follow us on Twitter: @OSTourism - Subscribe on YouTube: Owen Sound Tourism HUMAN RESOURCES DIVISION The Human Resources Division is committed in aligning human resources programs and practises to support corporate goals and objectives, ensuring that the City of Owen Sound continues to be the place “where you want to live”! Through strategic guidance, the HR division leads programs and practises to balance the needs of the human capital and the need for business accountability to deliver excep- tional service to the City of Owen Sound’s residents in the most fiscally responsible manner. Office Location: City Hall, 2nd Floor, Room 203 808 2nd Avenue East, Owen Sound, ON N4K 2H4 Phone: 519-376-4440 Fax: 519-371-8190 Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. City Manager’s/Mayor’s Department 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 7 CITY MANAGERS
  • 8 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA CITY MANAGERS Staff: Curry Humphreys, Human Resources Supervisor; Ext 1213 Annie Sebesta, Human Resources Assistant; Ext 1214 SERVICES PROVIDED: Across the City’s varied work force (Fire Services, Police Services, Library, Art Gallery, Economic Development & Tourism, Engineering Services, Roads, Water & Wastewater, Parks & Open Spaces, Building, By-law, Planning & Development, and Financial Services) the Human Resources Division provides support in the following areas: • Workforce planning • Recruitment and retention • Collective Bargaining • Labour Relations • Performance management • Compensation • Health and Safety • Training & Development • HR and H & S Policy development CITY CLERKS DEPARTMENT Provides the Statutory responsibilities and services of the Municipal Clerk to City Council and the Public. Office Location: City Hall 2nd Floor, Room 203 808 2nd Avenue East, Owen Sound ON N4K 2H4, Phone: (519) 376-4440 Fax: 519-371-0511 Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Email: cityadmin@owensound.ca Staff: Kristen M. Van Alphen, City Clerk; Ext 1228 Bonnie Seaman, Administrative Coordinator; Ext 1222 Helen White, Deputy Clerk; Ext 1247 Lee-Anne Kazarian, Legislative Services Coordinator; Ext 1268 Jeff Smith, By-law Coordinator; Ext 1241 SERVICES PROVIDED: • City Council Support • Corporate Records Retention • Council Agendas, By-laws and Minute Preparation • Municipal Election Management • Licenses: • Business • Lottery (Bingo/Raffle/Break Open Ticket) • Marriage • Civil Marriage Ceremonies • Assessment Roll Information • Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act Requests • Vital Statistics Services • Municipal Property Agreements • City of Owen Sound Policy Management • Stop Up and Close Road Requests • Commissioner of Oaths/Affidavits • Liability Insurance Claims • Boards and Committees of Council Support • Planning Notices LICENCING: Business: Businesses that operate within the City of Owen Sound are required to have a business license. • General Business $150 • Home Occupation $150 • Relocation of Business $150 • Refreshment Vehicle $220 • Street Vendor $500 or $1,000 (depending on location - bid proposal) • Hawker & Peddler (up to 5 consecutive days) $300 (per year) $600 Lottery: Lottery licenses (Bingo/Raffle/Break Open Ticket) are approved and issued to eligible organizations. Marriage: Licenses are issued only to the bride and/or groom. License fee is $150. VITAL STATISTICS: Birth/Death/Marriage Certificates Application forms to obtain a birth/death/marriage certifi- cate from the Office of the Registrar General are available at the Clerk’s office. Civil Marriage The City Clerk and staff delegated by the Clerk are avail- able to perform Civil Marriage Services. The cost of a Civil Marriage Ceremony is $350, plus applicable taxes. ($395.50) Boards and Committees of Council: Applications and information for members of the public to serve on the various Boards and Committees of Council are available in the Clerk’s office. Assessment Roll Information: The Municipal Assessment Roll that contains property informa- tion is available in the City Clerk’s Office. Watch for the Doors Open Guide in The Sun Times!
  • 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 9 CITY MANAGERS Commissioner of Oaths: Commissioning Services are offered by the Clerk and staff delegated by the Clerk. The Commissioning fee is $45.20 (incl. HST). City Council: City Council meetings are held every other Monday evening at 7:00 p.m. Rogers TV usually televises these meetings. Meetings are also streamed online at: http://www.owensound.ca/council/council-summary.php Council Agenda and Minutes are also available on the City’s website at www.owensound.ca Web Services: Visit the City’s Web Page to obtain more information on services provided by the Clerk’s Department or to download forms or link to other government documents related to the duties of the Clerk. ANIMAL CONTROL OWEN SOUND ANIMAL SHELTER 2125 18th Avenue East OWEN SOUND ON N4K 6Y3 Phone: 519-372-1123 Hours: Monday to Friday, 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Saturday Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Website: www.bmts.com/~osas/ Visit the shelter...you may find that special friend to adopt SERVICES PROVIDED: The Animal Shelter provides care to stray animals until owners can reclaim their pets or others have an opportunity to adopt a pet. Contractors: Todd & Renee Robbins Telephone: (519) 372-1123 City Clerks Department eorgianc.on.ca/orillia Owen Sound... where you want to live!
  • COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPT 10 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA Community Services... helping to build the community “where you want to live“. Pamela Coulter, Director; pcoulter@owensound.ca Pat Bryant, Administrative Assistant; pbryant@owensound.ca City Hall, Main Floor 808 2nd Avenue East Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 2H4 (519) 376-4440 ext 1256 The Community Services Dept places a high priority on creat- ing a community where development enhances the City and creates a safe urban environment where our residents and visi- tors can be active and healthy. Need a building permit? Want to register your children for swimming lessons or a summer camp? Community Services offers recreation programs, accessible playgrounds, cemetery, parks, open spaces, and playing fields and many exciting events and cultural experiences, land use planning, building, all within an attractive and safe community. BUILDING DIVISION Brian Green, Chief Building Official bgreen@owensound.ca The Building Division is responsible for ensuring that all construction within the City conforms to the Ontario Building Code, City Bylaws and other applicable laws. The Division coordinates new building projects in the City working closely with the Operations Department and Planning Division, to encourage development. Services: • Building Permits (building, plumbing, conditional, demolition, change of use) required to construct, renovate and/or alter existing or new buildings or structures • Inspections of projects under permit to ensure that the Ontario Building Code, Zoning By-laws and all other applicable laws are upheld for the duration of the project • Preparation of Statistics for use by federal, provin- cial & municipal agencies, the Building and Development Industry, as well as the media If you’re thinking of renovating, installing a swimming pool, building a deck or other construction, you may need a Building Permit. Even small additions, decks, garden sheds are required to meet Zoning By-law standards. 2013 Residential Permit Fees: New House and Additions Min. $120 Accessory Structures Min. $120 Plumbing Min. $95/unit Demolition (under 175 cu.m) Min. $180/structure Not sure if you need a permit? Call 519-376-4440 ext. 1275 building@owensound.ca PLANNING DIVISION Nick Popovich, Community Planner npopovich@owensound.ca The City of Owen Sound Planning Division is a small group of professionals who provide customer service to residents, developers, builders and other regarding the ongoing development of our City. We work closely with other City Departments to ensure that the land use goals and vision of Council and the community are attained. The Planning Division has two primary functions - to formulate policy that guides the development of our City as well as to process applications for new development. Policy direction to stakeholders is provided through the City’s Official Plan, which is a general outline of what type of land use should take place and where that development should occur. The main implementation tool used by the Planning Division is the Comprehensive Zoning By-law, which was updated and approved in 2010. The Zoning B-law implements the Official Plan by establishing specific land uses and regula- tions pertaining to those land uses. In terms of application review, we evaluate each new devel- opment application on its merits and compliance with appli- cable laws. Our team is here to serve you with any land use questions that you may have. Stop by the Planning Division to obtain information relating to: • Land Use, including development plans • Official Plan designation and policy • Zoning of your property - uses permitted and relevant site and building regulations (ie. setbacks and parking) • Site Plan, Plans of Subdivision and Condominium applications and approvals • Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments, Consents and Minor Variances Community Services Department
  • • Community Improvement Plan including Facade and Structural Improvement Program. To obtain more information and to find out “What’s New”, visit us online @ www.owensound.ca/planning Heritage Programs Sandra Parks, Heritage Planning Co-ordinator building@owensound.ca The Planning Division is also responsible for Heritage Programs within the City. The Heritage Coordinator can provide you with information regarding the properties that are listed on the Heritage Register and Designated under the Ontario Heritage Act. The City’s Strategic Plan suggests the City should advocate preservation of significant buildings, structures and natural heritage, preserving and celebrating its unique history through architectural preservation and historical interpretation. Programs: • Heritage Register: An inventory of properties of cultural heritage value or interest. Currently contains 150 listings. Take a virtual tour online. • Designated Properties: To date 30 properties have been designated under the Ontario Heritage Act. • Heritage Permits: For alterations to designated proper- ties. • Façade & Structural Improvement Program: A grant program that encourages restoration and rehabilita- tion of downtown store fronts and designated buildings. • Heritage Property Tax Relief Program: Provides Tax Refunds to eligible designated property owners who wish to opt into the program. • Interpretive Plaque Program: The Interpretive Plaque program began in 1998; to date 46 plaques have been placed around the City. Take a virtual tour online. • Interpretive Walking Tours: Historic Walking/Biking Tour brochures available at the Visitor Centre or City Hall • Doors Open: Since 2003, the City has participated in this province wide celebration of Community Heritage. The date of the 2013 Owen Sound event is June 1 and 2. To volunteer for Doors Open, call 376-4440 Ext. 1275. • Web Site: Visit the heritage pages at www.owensound.ca/heritage. COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPT 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 11 Community Services Department DOORS OPEN OWEN SOUND June 1st & 2nd, 2013, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Free admission 160 years of Heritage is waiting for you to explore. ~ Owen Sound’s history as told through its buildings ~ Doors Open Ontario is a province-wide celebration of community heritage designed to create access, awareness and excitement about our heri- tage. It provides residents and visitors alike with a unique opportunity to explore and enjoy sometimes hidden and always interesting places within our community - all free of charge. Volunteers: No heritage knowledge required . . . just enthu- siasm. What better way to learn more about these historic sites than to spend a half day volunteering at a site! To Volunteer or get more information, visit www. owensound.ca/heritage/doorsopen.php or contact Sandra Parks, Heritage Planning Coordinator at building@owensound.ca or 519-376-4440 Ext. 1275 Visit our website: www.owensound.ca to experience a virtual tour of the City’s Register of Heritage Properties and Historical Interpretive Plaques Contact us if you are interested in listing your property on the City’s Heritage Register
  • 12 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA Bill Walker, MPPBRUCE-GREY-OWEN SOUND 920 1st Ave W, Suite 100 Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 4K5 bill.walkerco@pc.ola.org www.billwalkermpp.com 519-371-2421 1-800-461-2664 CHRYSLER DODGE JEEP Sunset Strip, Owen Sound 519-371-5337(JEEP) www.foxchrysler.com #1 Volume Chrysler Dodge Jeep Retailer in Grey-Bruce Check out our Auto section every Thursday in the Sun Times, or online at www.owensoundsuntimes.ca! HAL WRIGHT CHEVROLET • CADILLAC GMC • BUICK SALES • LEASING • SERVICE • PARTS www.halwrightchevroletcadillacgm.com We stand behind our cars, service & community. Located on the Sunset Strip in Owen Sound 519-376-5580 519-371-4447 KIA OF OWEN SOUND Hwy. 26 East, Owen Sound www.kiaos.ca 2014 SORENTO CHRYSLER/JEEP/DODGE/RAM #1 In Customer Satisfaction 519-376-4882 SUNSET STRIP, OWEN SOUND 1-800-665-1343 SALE HOURS: 9:00 am to 8:00 pm - Mon., Thurs. 9:00 am to 6:00 pm - Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm - Sat. Telephone: 519-376-6350 • www.mtlaw.ca Ross Thomson MURRAY & THOMSON L A W Y E R S Divorce & Family Law Wills, Estates & Trusts Wrongful Dismissal Contruction Liens Civil Litigation Mediation Business Law Municipal Law Real Estate: Purchases - Sales - Mortgages
  • 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 13 COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPT RECREATION, CULTURE & EVENTS Brenda Dailey, Facilities Booking Coordinator bdailey@owensound.ca Doug Cleverley, Event Facilitator dcleverley@owensound.ca The Recreation Division is responsible for the booking of all City Facilities and Parks. The Division is also committed to providing recreation programs that reflect the needs of the community and offer opportunities for an active healthy life- style. Recreation also offers summer programming for youth including day camp and specialty camps, swimming pro- grams as well as the Skateboard and Bike Parks in partner- ship with the Owen Sound Family Y. The Culture & Events Division is responsible for Events in the City, including Celebrate Summer Owen Sound, New Year’s Eve, etc. as well as the implementation of the Cultural Awards program and other cultural initiatives. Culture & Events Division is committed to ensuring residents and visitors alike experience the City’s authenticity, natural amenities, diversity and community spirit. Many cultural and special events are held throughout the year - the annual Home & Cottage Expo, celebrating the kick-off of summer at Canada Day, Harbour Nights concert series, Movies & Music, Owen Sound Cultural Awards and the award winning Festival of Northern Lights. This year we are “Celebrating Summer” again! Plan to attend events like Harbour Nights or enjoy a movie under the stars at Harrison Park. Check out www.owensound.ca for all that’s worth celebrating this summer in Owen Sound! PARKS AND OPEN SPACE John W. Howard, Manager jwhoward@owensound.ca Owen Sound has beautiful trails through the Niagara Escarpment and rivers, valleys and parks throughout the city with many different amenities and features. The City main- tains a range of playgrounds, sportsfields and green space and provides the following services: • Horticulture - planting and maintenance of various feature plantings • Greenwood Cemetery administration and maintenance • Arboriculture - tree maintenance and planting on City prop- erty, Parks and public right-of-ways including Memorial/ Commemorative Tree Planting Program • Operation of Harrison Park and Kelso Campgrounds For Facility Bookings call 519-376-1440 or check us out online Greenwood Cemetery 190 1st Street South West 519-376-3203 or cemetery@owensound.ca Greenwood Cemetery is located on 40 acres of land in the southwesterly corner of the City. Surrounded by tall, stately maples and cedar hedges, a wooded ravine with a trail runs diagonally through the centre of the cemetery. It is a traditional cemetery with areas for both upright monuments and flat mark- ers. The original house is now used as a cemetery office; a maintenance complex for storing grounds equipment is located behind the house. The cemetery has three Columbaria as well as a scattering garden. Greenwood Cemetery is a place for the living—please come and visit. Visitation is daily from sunrise to sundown. Greenwood Cemetery Walking Tour available at Cemetery, City Hall, Tourism or on-line. The cemetery office is open Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and other times by appointment. Mausoleum Access Hours May 1st to October 15 7 days a week: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Information, rates, etc. available at www.owensound.ca FACILITY AMENITIES Victoria Park 700 10th St. E Grandstand 400 m Track Field Kelso Park Eddie Sargent Pkwy Amphitheatre, Picnic Tables Splash Pad, Ball Diamond, Soccer Field Harrison Park 75 2nd Ave East Walking Trails, Outdoor Swimming Pools (2) Bird Sanctuary Picnic Shelter, Mini-golf Restaurant 2 playgrounds (1 accessible) Outdoor Rink/Basketball court Paddle Boat/Canoe Rentals Shuffleboard/Horseshoes/Tennis Campgrounds Harrison Park Bookings May-Oct 519-371-9734 104 sites Hydro & Water hook-ups Laundromat Showers & flush toilets Dumping station Firewood (no outside wood allowed) Kelso Beach (overflow & special events camping) Approximately 35 sites Hydro & water hook-ups
  • 14 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA Family and Rec Swims Family Fun Gym Length Swimming Adult Swim Conditioning Centre Walking / Running Track Open Gym Activities for All Ages In recognition for the financial support received from our municipal partner, the City of Owen Sound, for the building of the new Julie McArthur Regional Recreation Centre, the Family Y will host four FREE ACCESS days for Owen Sound residents annually. Partner Days Upcoming 2013 Partner Days Saturday, May 5 Sunday, August 18 Saturday, November 23 Visit www.owensound.ca or www.ymcaowensound.on.ca prior to each Partner Day for a complete schedule of activities, facility times and pool admission requirements. Julie McArthur Regional Recreation Centre 700 10th Street East Owen Sound, ON 519 376-0484
  • 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 15 COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPT Facility Rental & Permits BANQUET & MEETING FACILITIES Situated on the shores of Georgian Bay, the Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre offers a wide range of facilities, amenities and services. Banquet halls, meeting rooms, an arena and 900 parking spaces ensure that any size of gathering can be hosted in style. Harrison Park Community Centre is also available for rent to host social and recreational activities. Call us at 519-376-1440 for your next get together big or small, or visit our website at www.owensound.ca or www.thebayshore.ca for more information. Facility Bookings Owen Sound has facilities available to suit functions for all occasions and for all sizes of gatherings. Whether it’s a family picnic, a wedding or a concert, the City has the facility in which to host it! For Facility Bookings, call 376-1440 or check us out on-line. Booking Policies and Procedures: The following facilities can be booked through Service Owen Sound in person: City Hall, 808 2nd Avenue East, Owen Sound Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. By Phone: 519-376-1440: • Picnic Shelters – Kelso Park and Harrison Park • Harrison Park Community Centre • Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre Halls Payment: • All rentals totalling less than $150 must be paid in full at time of booking. • All hall rentals totalling more than $150 must provide a minimum $150 deposit to confirm rental. • An administration charge of $40 will be levied for all payments returned Non-Sufficient Funds (NSF) • Payment options: Cash, Cheque, Visa or Mastercard Licensed Functions: When you book a City facility and your event will be licensed under the AGCO, there are certain requirements that you must meet. The following are just a few of these requirements: • All functions must have a set up sheet submitted to the appropriate facility a minimum two weeks prior to function • Proof of $2 million third party liability insurance naming the City of Owen Sound as an additional insured • Appropriate number of certified SmartServe bartenders • Comply with all City by-laws and policies and AGCO Regulations FACILITY AMENITIES HARRY LUMLEY BAYSHORE COMMUNITY CENTRE 1900 3rd Avenue East Bay Room accommodates 135-275 Rutherford Hall (Bay/Sound rms) Sound Room accommodates 90-200 accommodates 275-650 Shore Room accommodates 50-175 1 ice/floor pad available for tournaments, concerts, trade shows Upper concourse walking track Outdoor Gazebo & Patio, beautiful gardens, J. Irvine Brown accessible playground Julie McArthur Regional Recreation Centre (Victoria Park) 700 10th St East Arenas - 2 NHL size ice pads Health, Fitness & Recreation Centre (operated by the Family Y) featuring: - 8 lane competition pool - Therapeutic pool - Full Fitness Facility - Walking Track Harrison Park Community Centre 75 2nd Avenue East Heritage Stone building accommodates 75 Community events; family reunions Wood-burning fireplace (wood available for purchase - no outside wood)
  • Ball Diamond bookings start annually on the first business day of April in person at City Hall or call 519-376-4440 Ext. 1254. The City has two modern facilities to serve Owen Sound and area: • Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre 1900 3rd Avenue East, Owen Sound • Julie McArthur Regional Recreation Centre – twin ice pad 700 10th Street East, Owen Sound Owen Sound’s Community Services Department is committed to serving the needs of user groups and residents who use Owen Sound facilities. An Ice Allocation Policy has been developed to be fair, transparent and applied consistently and equitably to all ice users. The policy outlines allocation priority, process and timelines and is available on-line at www.owensound.ca or through the Community Services Department. To book ice time, please call Brenda Dailey at 376-4440 Ext. 1254 or check for available ice time at www.owensound.ca. 16 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA ICE RENTAL RATES 2013 FALL/WINTER RATES (Includes HST) Minor Adult Non-Prime Time Monday to Friday, 11:00 pm - 4:30 $111.77 $139.72 Prime Time MondaytoFriday,4:30pm-11:00pm Saturday/Sunday, 6:00 am-11:00 pm $142.88 $195.72 2013 SUMMER ICE RATES Prime Time Monday to Sunday, 6:00 am-11:00 pm $195.72 • Rates based on 50 minute hour • Rates subject to change All for profit ice rentals and minor individuals/organizations not from Owen Sound, will be charged the adult rate. 2013 Ice Rental chart 4/4/13 10:11 AM Page 1 Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre (Full Day Rates) Room Capacity Prime Time Non-Prime Bay 267 $551.35 $267.25 Sound 202 $432.01 $208.86 Rutherford 428 $927.55 $454.03 Christie Hare 1 50 $130.75 $103.64 Christie Hare 2 100 $262.16 $137.71 Combined 144 $384.12 $214.04 FACILITY 2013 Rate (rates include HST) Picnic Shelters Harrison Park 9 rows of tables $8.90/row Kelso Park 8 rows of tables $6.41/row Harrison Park Community Centre Adult $158.98 Youth $127.18 Bandshell $31.80 CHARTS 2013 4/4/13 10:08 AM Page 1 Community Halls Sport Fields Ice Rentals Call for other available rooms and amenities and applicable rates. Extra fees may also apply. All rates subject to change. 1/2 day rental rates are available. COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPT FACILITY 2013 RATE (rates include HST) GAMES (2.5 HR) PRACTICES (1 HR) Minor Adult Minor Adult Ball Diamonds (14) Class A (lit fields) Duncan McLellan Tom Williams $49.92 $71.30 $9.97 $14.27 Class B - St. Georges $43.61 $62.29 $8.77 $12.46 Class C - St. Juliens; Kelso; Harrison Field; Kinsmen $21.18 $30.26 $4.26 $6.06 Soccer Fields Kelso Beach, Victoria Park $44.56 $63.65 $11.23 $16.05 Kiwanis Complex A Field $64.29 $91.68 $16.05 $22.92 Kiwanis Complex D Field $44.56 $63.65 $11.23 $16.05 $389.12
  • COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPT 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 17 ADMISSION FEES Single Rate Family Rate Regular skating $3.00 $6.00 Fall Skating Membership (excl. Shinney Hockey/Figure and Thursday Adult Skate) $27.00 (20 Skates) $60.00 (20 Skates) Adult Public Skating $4.00 $37 (20 Skates) Shinney: Hockey/Figure skating $9.00 For up-to-date recreational skating information, please call City hall or the respective facility. The schedule may change due to program requirements or maintenance needs. All arenas are closed on Dec 25, 26 & Jan 1. Capacity restrictions apply to all skates. Note: Schedules & rates subject to change; Memberships can be purchased at City Hall or Bayshore Community Centre. Full Skating Schedule including Christmas, PD and March Break Skating will be available by mid-September. RECREATIONAL SKATING FALL/WINTER SKATING SCHEDULE SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY FREE PUBLIC SKATING (all ages) 1:30 - 2:50 pm REC CENTRE Starts Oct. 13 PRE-SCHOOL (5 yrs & under) 10 - 10:50 am BAYSHORE Starts Oct. 14 NOON SKATE 12 - 1:20 pm BAYSHORE Starts Oct. 1 HOCKEY SHINNEY 12 - 12:50 pm BAYSHORE Starts Oct. 2 NOON SKATE 12 - 1:20 pm BAYSHORE Starts Oct. 3 FIGURE SKATE SHINNEY 7:30 - 9 am BAYSHORE Starts Oct. 4 SKATE-8 (8 yrs & under) 11 - 11:50 am BAYSHORE Starts Oct. 19 ADULT SKATE 7:00 - 8:00 pm BAYSHORE Starts Oct. 3 ADULT NOON SKATE 12 - 1:20 pm REC CENTRE Starts Oct. 4 SPRING SUMMER SKATING SCHEDULE (Commencing May 1st to end of August) JULIE MCARTHUR REGIONAL RECREATION CENTRE 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. No membership available for the Spring & Summer Skating Schedule *Bring your own skates TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY Roller Skating* Excl. July 9th & Aug. 6th Adult Shinney Noon Skate Roller Skating* Excl. July 11th & Aug. 8th Adult Skate
  • 808 2nd Avenue East Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 2H4 Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Phone: (519) 376-4440 and Extension # Fax: (519) 371-0511 Website: www.owensound.ca Director of Financial Services - Wayne Ritchie Ext. 1238 Administrative Assistant - Linda McDonald Ext. 1239 Tax Services Ext. 1249 Services Provided: • Issue Interim and Final Tax Bills • Tax Collection • Administer Monthly and Instalment Payment Plans • Issue Tax Certificates • Tax Inquiries • Process Title Changes • Process Applications for: o Tax Adjustments o Vacancy Tax Rebates o Charity Rebates • Process Assessment Review Board Decisions • Process Minutes of Settlements Taxpayers have negotiated with MPAC • Maintain accurate mailing addresses • Correspond with Taxpayers’ Mortgage Companies Water/Waste Water Ext. 1243 Services Provided: • Water / Waste Water billing and collections • Billing Inquiries • Co-ordinate meter readers • Set up new accounts • Final billings for accounts Accounting Ext. 1240 Services Provided: • Financial Statements and Financial Information Returns • Operating and Capital Budget • Accounts Receivable • Performance Measures • Payroll Purchasing Ext. 1246 Services Provided: • General Information • Purchasing of all Goods and Services through Public Tendering Process • Liaise with Suppliers and Public re: Procurement Process Information Technology Ext. 1411 Services Provided: • Construct and maintain City technology infrastructure connecting all City facilities providing data exchange, manipulation and storage across the organization • Configure computer and other technological hardware and provide support for its use • Provide software applications maintenance and support • Create and maintain City website • Support all tools for communications • Provide expertise and technological solutions to foster efficiencies and better customer service SERVICE OWEN SOUND ...your connection to City Hall 808 2nd Avenue East Owen Sound ON N4K 2H4 Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Phone: 519-376-1440 Fax: 519-371-0511 Website: www.owensound.ca SERVICES PROVIDED: Payments Accepted: • Tax Accounts, Water/Wastewater Accounts, City Invoices, Commissioning, Lottery/Business, Marriage Licenses We sell: • Garbage Bag Tags, Dog/Cat Licenses, Blue Boxes & Compost Pails, Tickets for Special Events, Skating Passes Information: • General Tax/Water/Waste Water Inquiries • Set up Pre-Autorized Tax & Water Plans • Statement of Accounts for Taxes • Applications for Birth, Marriage Certificates Available • Civil Marriage Packages Available • Licensing Information: Lottery, Business, Marriage • Some Tourist Information Brochures Available • Harrison Park Public Skating Rink • General Inquiries Other Services: • Your Voice at City Hall - Answering the Phones • Accept Public Donations (i.e. Tree Plantings, Memorial Trees, Animal Shelter, Farmers’ Market) • Facility Bookings; Bayshore Halls & Gazebo, Harrison Park Community Centre & Picnic Tables, Kelso Beach Picnic Tables & Amphitheatre Financial Services Department FINANCIAL SERVICES DEPT 18 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA Owen Sound... where you want to live!
  • OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 19 Operations Department The Operations Department includes four divisions: • Engineering Services Division • Public Works Division • Facilities Division • Water & Wastewater Division DIRECTOR’S OFFICE Brad McRoberts, MPA, P.Eng. Director of Operations 808 2nd Avenue East, Lower Floor Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 2H4 Phone: (519) 376-4440 Ext 1021 Fax: (519) 371-0511 The Office of the Director of Operations is responsible for ensuring that the services provided by the Department meet the goals established by Council and that the Department operates within the approved policies and procedures of the City. The Director’s Office directly oversees the Airport and Transit services for the City. Billy Bishop Airport The Owen Sound Billy Bishop Regional Airport is a Transport Canada reg- istered airfield located 4 km east of Owen Sound on Highway 26. The 6000 square foot Terminal Building is open for business 7 days a week year round. The airside facilities include a 3932 foot (1198 m) runway, an apron for aircraft parking, fuel for piston and jet aircraft, and hangars for aircraft storage. The runway and taxiways are lighted for night operations. The general public is welcome to visit and take advantage of the services available including aircraft charter, flight training and sightseeing tours. Aircraft owners can also utilize the aircraft maintenance facility based at the airport. For further information about the Airport and the services available phone 519-371-6936. Conventional Transit 1020 3rd Avenue East, Owen Sound, Ontario 519-376-3299 The Conventional Transit service is a four (4) route system oper- ating during the day Monday through Saturday. All four routes provide 1/2 hour service from 6:30 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Friday. On Saturdays, bus services operate between 9:00 am and 5:30 pm with 1/2 hour service on all routes. For information regarding bus routes, times and fares contact the Transit Terminal at 519-376-3299. Specialized Transit The Specialized Transit service is a door-to- door transporta- tion service for residents of the City with mobility limitations that restrict their ability to use the City’s conventional transit service. The service operates Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For an application or information regarding the Specialized Transit service phone 519-376-4440 extension 1261. ENGINEERING SERVICES Chris Webb, P. Eng. Manager of Engineering Services 1900 20th Street East Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 5N3 Phone: (519) 376-4440 Ext 3300 Fax: (519) 372-1209 Office Hours Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Services Provided: • City Utilities and Services Information • Special Services Applications (approval for roads sidewalk and curb cuts, municipal utility service connections) • Servicing Agreements and Administration • Technical Inquiries related to City utility servicing (water, sanitary sewer, storm sewer/drainage) • Road and Right of Way Coordination • Street Occupation Permits (approval to work in City streets and right of ways) • Traffic Signal Contract and Maintenance • Coordination with utility companies (Hydro One, Bell, Union Gas, Rogers, etc) • Entrance Approvals • Subdivision Agreements and Development Coordination (with Planning Division) • City Infrastructure Capital Planning, Project Management & Public Information New construction, reconstruction and upgrading of City owned infrastructure such as roads, watermain, sewers, traffic signals, streetlighting, sidewalks, water treatment plant and pumping stations, sewage treatment plant and pumping station • City Engineering Specifications, Documents and Records Easy, Reliable, Convenient. ENJOY THE RIDE!
  • PUBLIC WORKS Kevin DeLeebeek, P.Eng. Manager of Public Works 1900 20th Street East Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 5N3 Phone: 519-376-4440 Ext 3406 Services Provided: • Winter and Summer Maintenance of Roads, Sidewalks and Streetlights • Fleet Repair and Management • Garbage Collection For County Roads in the City contact: Grey County Transportation and Public Safety 519-376-7337 Matt Prentice, M.Eng. P.Eng Manager of Water and Wastewater 1900 20th Street East Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 5N3 Phone: 519-376-4440 Ext. 3224 Services provided: • Sanitary and Storm Sewer Main and Lateral Repairs on the Public Rights of Way • Water Treatment and Distribution • Wastewater (sewage) Treatment and Collection • Utility Locates for Water and Sewer • Waste Diversion and Recycling Programs WASTE MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS Chris Hughes, Environmental Supervisor 1900 20th Street East Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 5N3 Phone: 519-376-4440 Ext. 3406 LEAF & YARD COMPOST SITE 28th Avenue East, north of 20th Street Open annually spring to fall, dusk to dawn GOODS EXCHANGE DAYS 2013 Saturday, April 27, Saturday, July 27 and Saturday, October 26, 2013 HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE DAYS 2013 1900 20th Street East 9:00 am to 2:00 pm April 6, May 4, June 1, July 6, August 10, September 7, October 5 & 19 MILLER WASTE TRANSFER STATION AND CITY OF OWEN SOUND RECYCLING DEPOT The Miller Waste Transfer Station/City of Owen Sound Recycling Depot is located on 20th Avenue East North of 20th Street East. The hours of operation are: Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturdays 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. RECYCLING The City provides many recycling opportunities. The programs include both curbside pickup and depot based programs. Residential The City provides bi-weekly residential curbside recycling pickup. Residential Blue Boxes are for sale at either City Hall or the Public Works Office. Industrial, Commercial, Institutional (ICI) In 2006 the City passed a By-Law requiring all ICI facilities within the City to recycle. Recycling carts are available for weekly curbside collection for most commercial and institu- tional facilities. Please contact Public Works if your ICI facil- ity requires assistance in setting up a recycling program. Corrugated Cardboard Cardboard from the downtown core is picked up every week. All other areas are collected on a monthly basis. All cardboard should be flattened and bundled and not exceed 1 metre (3’) in any dimension or exceed 18 kilograms (40 pounds) in weight. Boxboard Plastic and wax-coated boxboard (such as cereal boxes) and tetra-paks (juice boxes) are included in the regular bi-weekly blue box collection. StyrofoamPolystyrene and Electronics These materials must be delivered to the Recycling Centre. For a list of acceptable items please see the City’s Website or call Public Works. Operations Department OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT 20 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA WASTE & WASTEWATER
  • OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT Operations Department 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 21 WASTE COLLECTION The City provides bi-weekly curbside waste collection. All domestic and commercial premises are allowed a maximum of three containers/bags per week for the downtown core. Outside the downtown core, a maximum of four containers/bags bi-weekly. Every container/bag must have a bag tag. For garbage in a container the top bag or item inside the container must have a bag tag attached to it. Garbage Bags or Containers must not weigh more than 18 kilograms (40 pounds). Purchasing Bag Tags Bag tags may be purchased individually at City Hall or the Public Works Office, and in multiples of 5 at several independent businesses throughout the City. Please contact Public Works at 519-376-4274 for additional information regarding the City’s Waste Management Programs or visit the City’s Website at www.owensound.ca FACILITIES MANAGEMENT Craig Ruppenthal, Facilities Manager Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre 1900 3rd Avenue East OWEN SOUND ON N4K 2M6 Telephone: (519) 376-3594 ext. 4222 Fax: (519) 376-6559 Office Hours: Monday & Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tues.,Wed.& Thurs. 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. SERVICES PROVIDED: • Co-ordination and set up for all events at the facilities • Maintenance of all City Buildings including: • Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre • Julie McArthur Regional Recreation Centre offering Twin Pad Arena ChildCareServicesCall these child care experts today! CHILD CARE (18 months to 5 years) SCHOOL AGE CHILD CARE (JK to 12 years) Throughout Grey & Bruce A Certified Playing to Learn Curriculum Provider! For more information on our unique curriculum visit our website: www.ymcaowensound.on.ca FAMILYY CHILD CARE Owen Sound 519-376-0484 Port Elgin 519-832-6225 Kincardine 519-396-9622 Ripley 519-395-5570 Hanover 519-364-4938 “We Have the Answers in Quality Child Care” “Quality child care available for ages 18 months to 10 years. School age care available before and after school and all school holidays (including July and August).” 1032 2nd AVE. WEST OWEN SOUND 519-371-9471 Brooke Montessori Toddler School 435 21st Street West, Owen Sound 519-376-3447 Ages from 18 months www.brookemontessoriowensound.com brookemontessori@hughes.net Amabel Sauble Childcare Centre 555 Sauble Falls Parkway, Sauble Beach ascc3611@yahoo.ca or 519-422-3611 Infants Toddlers Preschoolers Before/After School & Summer Day Camp in both Sauble Beach & Southampton Quality Programs Child Centered Curriculum
  • 22 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA FIRE & EMERGENCY SERVICE WHAT WE DO… SUPPRESSION • Fire Suppression • Emergency Medical Response 1st Aid / Defibrillation / Resuscitation • Extrication • Confined Space Rescue • High Angle Rescue • Trench Rescue • Marine/Ice Rescue • Hazardous Materials Response • Mutual Aid • Municipal emergency planning and preparedness PREVENTION • Fire Prevention • Public Education and Awareness • Fire Inspections • Plan Examinations • Fire Code Enforcement TRAINING • Provide overall training and education to the fire personnel OWEN SOUND FIRE & EMERGENCY SERVICES www.owensoundfireems.com Email: fire@owensound.ca 1209 3rd Avenue East, OWEN SOUND, ON, N4K 2L6 Phone: (519) 376-2512 Fax: (519) 372-0757 “It’s up to you” TO PREVENT FIRES IN YOUR HOME Make Your Intention Fire Prevention! Dial 911in an emergency Mission Statement • TO SAVE LIVES • PROTECT PROPERTY • PREVENT HARM Working Smoke Detectors save lives! Every residence in Ontario must have a working smoke detector on every level and outside all sleeping areas. Carbon monoxide is invisible and odourless and can kill you in no time at all. Only a carbon monoxide detector can alert you to this deadly gas. Install one today.
  • 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 23 POLICE SERVICES OWEN SOUND POLICE SERVICE Chief of Police – William Sornberger 922 2nd Avenue West, Owen Sound, ON. N4K 4M7 519-376-1234 www.owensoundpolice.com While we at the Owen Sound Police Service continue to ensure the safety of our 22,000 residents, thousands of yearly visitors, 8,900 households and 133 kilometers of roadways, we also enjoy working closely with and being a proud part of our community. The 97 employees of the Owen Sound Police Service many of whom live and raise our families in Owen Sound enjoy giving back and going above our “job descriptions”. Our members are not only active in various community groups and coaching local sports teams they also give back to numerous Charitable Organizations through the Canadian Cancer Society, Special Olympics, Law Enforcement Torch Run, Alzheimer’s Society, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and the Heart and Stroke Society to name a few. The Owen Sound Police Service, while being one of the most proactive police services in the province for its size, continues to expand not only the enforcement and investigative side of policing but also just as importantly focuses on education and crime prevention. With the assistance of provincial grants and the dedication of personnel, the Owen Sound Police Service ensures that every student in Owen Sound is offered structured and interactive safety lessons. With the addition of the Positive Choices Community Safety Village visiting every elementary school not only have we had personal and positive contact with each student but we are providing them with the tools to make good and healthy decisions on their own. A new initiative “Safe Driving Education” will see officers and our community partners visiting our High Schools and adult groups to provide Distracted and Impaired Driving messaging. The students will have the opportunity to try our many interactive displays designed to demonstrate how much the use of cell phones, iPods, drugs and alcohol will have on their abilities to safely operate a motor vehicle. Owen Sound Police are also always available for presentations to adults, community groups and organizations
  • POLICE SERVICES 24 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA to discuss a variety of topics. Please contact our Community Services Officer, Constable Chris Hartley at 519-376-1234 ext. 142 or at chartley@owensoundpolice.com to arrange a presentation on many topics including Frauds and Scams, Safe Driving, Internet Safety, Bullying, Drugs, Street Smarts as well as Senior and Child Safety. Volunteers – We at the Police Service could not serve our community without the assistance of our many volunteers. Whether they are staffing the Community Service Office at Heritage Place Mall, providing us with an extra set of eyes and ears while working with our Citizens on Patrol (COP), student volunteers at our many community events and fundraisers, or as a member of our Auxiliary Police Unit we are completely indebted to all of these wonderful volunteers that give so freely of their time. We hope to see you at the many community events that we will be attending over this next year; 14th Annual NHL Alumni Game, 14th Annual Polar Bear Dip, Salmon Derby Kids Day, Cuff Links Golf Tournament, Beat the Heat with Buster, Hottest Yard Sale Under The Sun, Owen Sound Fall Fair, Keystone Family Fun Day, Big Ticket Night with the Attack, Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run, Seniors Fair, Health Fair and many, many others. To learn more about the Owen Sound Police Service and to view the many services that we provide to our community or how you can also become involved please visit our web site at www.owensoundpolice.com Owen Sound... where you want to live!
  • THE LIBRARY 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 25 Like over 12,000 residents of Owen Sound, Georgian Bluffs, Chatsworth and West Meaford, you already belong. What are you waiting for? Pick up your Library card today! Preschool story times, school projects, teen programs, genealogy research, computer upgrading, adult education, free wifi, volunteer opportunities and more. Find something for all of your ages and stages @ the Library. 824 1st Avenue West Owen Sound, ON N4K 4K4 519-376-6623 Visit the Library Monday - Thursday 9:30 am - 9:00 pm Friday - Saturday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm Sunday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm 24/7 @ www.owensound.library.on.ca or www.facebook.com/OSNGUPL Chatsworth, Georgian Bluffs, West Meaford, Owen Sound
  • 26 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA MUSEUMS Owen Sound Museums 948 3rd Ave West Owen Sound, Ontario 519 371 0031 www.billybishop.org 1155 1st Ave. West Owen Sound, Ontario 519 371 3333 www.marinerail.com Visit the boyhood home of Canada’s famous flying ace and wartime hero, William Avery “Billy” Bishop, located in downtown Owen Sound. Find out about his amazing life and legacy as well as Canada’s military and aviation history. Experience a slice of Victorian lifestyle in this national historic site featuring many furnishings and possessions of the Bishop family, who first lived in this grand home over a century ago. Outside enjoy the beautiful, Victorian-era inspired gardens. In July and August, Victorian Teas take place on the grounds. This summer see To Learn, To Serve, To Advance about the history of the air cadet movement as well as Local Heroes, an exhibit focusing on Owen Sound’s three Victoria Cross winners. Travel back in time to Owen Sound’s industrial past when the city was a thriving port. Housed in a former Canadian National Railway station on the city’s waterfront, the Museum features artefacts, scale models, archival photos, and interactive stations. Outside the made in Owen Sound tug the Ancaster is on display. Visitors can also go on board a restored caboose sitting on the area’s only remaining rail lines. On exhibit this summer Scottish Spirit, Canadian Dreams: The Kennedy Story, an exhibit looking at the rich industrial legacy of William Kennedy and Sons Ltd. The Last Stop provides an historic overview about the end of rail in the Owen Sound area. This summer the Marine & Rail Museum will be a perfect venue view the tall ships when they arrive in the harbour this August. Discover History and Heritage at the Owen Sound Museums Open to all… admission by donation… seven days week all summer Stay in Touch Facebook www.facebook.billybishop.org www.facebook.marinerail.com Twitter @osmuseums Sign up for our weekly e-news to get the latest news from the Museums and the Tom Thomson Art Gallery. Along with our web sites, follow all the latest news, events and happenings online via... Check all of the above regularly for programming and special event updates over the summer.
  • 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 27 MUSEUMS Funky Fridays Billy Bishop Home & Museum Owen Sound Marine & Rail Museum July 9, 23, 30, August 2, 9, 23 Free drop-in family activities The history of our museums’ come alive when we combine creative crafts and exciting science! Every week it’s something new. Victorian Teas Billy Bishop Home & Museum A summer tradition continues July 10, 24, August 7, 21 ● Dessert Teas at 2 p.m.; $4 members, $6 non-members ● Luncheon Teas at 12 p.m.; $8 members, $10 non-members Tickets must be purchased in advance at the Billy Bishop Home & Museum starting June15th. Museum Explorers Summer Camps Billy Bishop Home & Museum Owen Sound Marine & Rail Museum July 15-19 & August 12-16 Ages: 6-12, $15/day or $60/wk We’re recruiting and training Museum Explorers to uncover the stories, artefacts, and people of our aviation, military, marine, rail, industrial, and Victorian history. We’ll go on digs, uncover mysteries, play games, and build cool gadgets, tools, and toys. Registration and daily program outlines will be available online on May 1st at www.billybishop.org and www.marinerail.com. Email tpfeffer@owensound.ca or call 519-371-0031. Victorian Gardens Billy Bishop Home & Museum Every Monday — July 8, 15, 22, 29, August 5, 12, 19, 26 $50 per child *This program requires an ongoing commitment throughout the summer. This summer we’re giving area kids the space, tools, training, and guidance to teach them how to grow a vegetable garden on the historic grounds of the Billy Bishop Home & Museum. This group of green thumbs will learn through cultivating a traditional Victorian garden - sharing in the harvest, and sharing the knowledge they harvest. Get Involved... Become a Museum Volunteer Volunteers are the lifeblood of Owen Sound Museums We want everyone to discover history and heritage at the Billy Bishop Home & Museum and the Marine & Rail Museum. But we can only do this through a dedicated team of volunteers. If you have the time, enjoy helping out, and like interacting with others, why not get involved. There’s always something for our volunteers to do. Contact Diane Sprung at 519 371 0031 / dsprung@owensound.ca Owen Sound... where you want to live!
  • There’s always something going on at the TOM! Experience what’s made history and what’s happening now in Canadian art, along with hands-on opportunities to engage with the world of art-making. Whether it’s peaceful contemplation or a challenge to the way you see the world, the Tom Thomson Art Gallery has something to excite the maverick in you. The Tom Thomson Art Gallery is a regional public gallery and national cultural attraction with a top-notch, revolving program of contemporary and historical exhibitions, lectures, forums, films, concerts and workshops. A dynamic place where artists and audiences meet and flourish, the Gallery provides visitors with enriching experiences through art. An ambitious program of exhibitions by local, Canadian and international artists makes the Tom Thomson Art Gallery a destination point to experience the ever-changing world of contemporary art. Enjoy new artistic media like video, sound, performance and installation works, alongside traditional fine arts such as painting, sculpture and craft, in exhibitions that showcase current trends in visual art. Exhibitions are accom- panied by informative materials and tours are conducted by trained guides —all designed to bring a new dimension to visitors’ enjoyment and appreciation of art and its creation. Established in 1967, the Gallery is named for the iconic Canadian landscape artist Tom Thomson (1877-1917) and houses one of Canada’s largest collections of his work. Thomson, who grew up in the Owen Sound area, was a maverick, a break-away artist who fused a passion for the wilderness with a new style of skillful and experimental paint- ing; he inspired the formation of the Group of Seven through his transformative portrayal of the natural world. Canadian Spirit 2013 One With the North From May through October organizations, individuals and businesses will create opportunities to celebrate this event. The Canadian Spirit project will consist of exhibitions, perfor- mances, readings, film series, hands on activities and other events bringing together people to explore, celebrate and connect with Thomson and his legacy. Check the website for events at www.canadianspirit.org Canadian Spirit goes beyond mere homage, providing opportunities for critical engagement and discourse, includ- ing contemporary responses to the work, investigations of the “environmental” tourist market both past and present, and representation from First Nations communities discussing the mythologizing of an “undiscovered” country which had been their home for millennia prior to Thomson’s and the Group of Seven’s depictions of the majestic, unpeopled northlands. As such Canadian Spirit presents a multi-layered, many-faceted opportunity to explore and discover Thomson, and his beloved Algonquin Park, in a way never before presented. Canadian Spirit continues through Canadian Spirit 2017: Someday they will know what I mean... marking the 100th anniversary of Thomson’s death and the 150th anniversary of Canada and which will focus on ideas and issues around Canadian identity, its past and its evolution. The Canadian Spirit series will balance the honour owed to the past with the needs of the present, while always looking forward to the future. Works by Tom Thomson and his contemporaries will be on view during our CANADIAN SPIRIT: The Tom Thomson Experience exhibition. Paintings, memorabilia and archi- val images offer an insightful look at Thomson, ranging from his early life in Owen Sound to his untimely death at Canoe Lake in 1917. Thomson is truly one of Canada’s most influ- ential artists of the 20th century and a true Canadian hero! The Wave Passes is one of the many projects we are undertaking as part of our Canadian Spirit 2013: One With the North project. Canadian Spirit is an ongoing annual series developed by the Tom Thomson Art Gallery that will culminate in Canadian Spirit 2017: Someday they will know what I mean...marking the 100th anniversary of Thomson’s death and 150th anniversary of Canada and which will focus on ideas and issues around Canadian identity, its past and itsevolution. The Canadian Spirit series will balance the honour owed to the past with the needs of the present, while always looking forward to the future. Owen Sound is a unique environment. It is known for the notable Canadians who resided here including Tom Thomson, Agnes McPhail, Nellie McClung, Norman Bethune and Billy Bishop. Owen Sound was the most northern stop for the Underground Railway and plays an important part in the settlement of Canada’s black community. The Women’s Temperance League and the Canadian Suffragette movement all have roots in Owen sound and we are he home of the active Beth Ezekiel Synagogue -- Canada’s last small town synagogue. The history and legacy of Owen Sound is rich, varied, activist and multi-cultural - and not as well known as it should be. A walking-tour of Greenwood Cemetery provides an overview with designations of graves inluding Remarkable Woman, African American, Medical Leader, Political Leader, Victoria Cross, Athletic Leader and Early Pioneer. These people, the well-known and the not-so-well- known, their stories and their legacies will be the inspiration for the projects that will be produced as part of The Wave Passes. Lively and stimulating programs for all ages foster an appre- ciation of contemporary art and culture. Adults, teens and children can participate in an array of learning opportunities including art classes, school programs, workshops, and other art activities. The Gallery also offers lectures by artists and critics, film screenings, readings by writers and poets, concerts, our Art & Architecture tour and TTAG - You’re It! Offsite projects.. Check our website or Facebook page for up to date informa- tion!! Welcome to the Tom Thomson Art Gallery TOM THOMSON ART GALLERY 28 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA
  • 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 29 PLAN YOUR VISIT The Gallery is located on First Avenue West, beside the Public Library, on the Sydenham River steps from beautiful downtown Owen Sound. Tom Thomson Art Gallery 840 First Avenue West, Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 4K4 Phone: (519) 376-1932 Email: ttmag@e-owensound.com Gallery Hours Tuesday to Friday, 11am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday, 12 to 5pm Victoria Day to Thanksgiving: Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm Sunday, 12 to 5pm Admission: Suggested donation: $5 Members always free! The Gallery Shop features a wide selection of unique gifts and crafts handmade by regional artists, including jewellery, pottery, works in metal, textiles and glass. The Shop also specializes in books, cards and reproductions relating to Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven. Exhibition related materials are always featured. Stay plugged in! Go to www.tomthomson.org and sign up for our e-newsletter or become a Facebook fan. Become a Member online or fill out the form in this brochure and Join! The Tom Thomson Art Gallery is generously supported by the City of Owen Sound, the Ontario Arts Council and The Canada Council for the Arts, its volunteers and memberships, foundations, businesses. TOM THOMSON ART GALLERY Your Info Name:_________________________________________________ Address:_______________________________________________ City: _______________________________Province:___________ Postal Code: __________ Email: __________________________ Day Phone: _______________ Evening Phone: ______________ Payment total amount $_________ q I have enclosed my cheque payable to Tom Thomson Art Gallery. q Please charge my: q Visa q Mastercard Card No. ______________________________ Exp:___________ q Please automatically renew my membership annually. Mail to: Tom Thomson Art Gallery, 840 First Avenue West, Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 4K4 VOLUNTEER - one of our most valuable assets - YOU! Volunteers at the Tom Thomson Art Gallery are part of a multi-talented team that assists the gallery in bringing the best of the visual arts to the broader community. There are many ways to get involved - plus, you’ll have a terrific time doing it! Call 519 376-1932 today to find out how to put your talent to work. JOIN! Being a gallery member has it’s benefits! Standard Benefits • Unlimited General Admission MEMBERSHIP LEVELS • Discount on classes, lectures and camps Individual-$35 Senior-$25 Student-$25 • 10% discount on purchases in Gallery Shop (20% off during Members Artist-$25 Family-$45 Shopping Days) • Reciprocal privileges with other galleries and museums • Access to TOM’s email newsletter PINE COUNTRY CIRCLE $100-$249 • Receive all the standard benefits • 2 free tickets to be used at Gallery Night at the Movies feature films • Invitations to exclusive members events and exhibition previews • Reduced rates for 2 individulas to TOM fundraisers or events • Recognition in Gallery’s annual review email newsletter • Tax receipt minus $45 (family membership) ALGONQUIN LAKE CIRCLE $250-$499 • Receive all Standard and Pine Country Circle benefits • 2 free tickets (4 total) to be used at Gallery Night at the Movies feature films • One complimentary exhibition catalogue per year • Exclusive travel opportunities • Tax receipt minus $45 (family membership) NORTHERN LIGHTS CIRCLE $500-$999 • Receive all the standard, Pine Country Circle and Algonquin Lake Circle benefits • 2 free tickets (6 total) to be used at Gallery Night at the Movies feature films • Private ‘Behind the Scenes” tour with curator for up to 10 friends • Recognition listing on Gallery’s website and in Gallery’s annual review email newsletter • Tax receipt minus $45 (family membership) RED SUMAC CIRCLE $1000+ • Receive all the standard, Pine Country Circle, Algonquin Lake Circle and Northern Lights Circle benefits • An invitation to view new acquisitions with Curator or Collections Manager • 2 free tickets (8 total) to be used at Gallery Night at the Movies feature films • 2 tickets for one of the Gallery’s fundraising events • Recognition on Galery’s “Wall of Thanks” located in the Gallery Shop • Complimentary Family Membership (great gift!!) • Tax receipt minus $45 (family membership)
  • From the desk of the Director of Community Services The Tall Ships are Coming! We are very excited to be one of the 16 communities in Ontario to be hosting the Tall Ships 1812 Tour on August 16-18th. This will be a fabulous, affordable event for the whole family. For tickets or more information - go to the City’s website www.owensound.ca The Scenic City Order of Good Cheer has announced their next project - a fabulous Activity Centre at Victoria Park. The Order has a long tradition of great community projects and this project will enhance and help revitalize the park and compliment the new Julie McArthur Regional Recreation Centre. The new park will feature a picnic shelter, play and climbing areas and pickle ball courts. Planning for the new skate and bike park at Victoria Park continues and we hope to have this underway this spring. It’s hard to believe that it has already been one year since we opened the Julie McArthur Regional Recreation Centre. Last year - when I was preparing for this summer guide, we were anticipating the opening. I hope you have had a chance to enjoy this recreational and social hub in our community. If not - please plan to attend one of our upcoming free Partner Days for City residents - May 5th and August 17th. This is a great opportunity to try out the new facility and all it offers. Owen Sound Summer Programs 30 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA OWEN SOUND MINOR BASKETBALL NEEDS YOU! As the season for basketball winds down, it’s time to plan for next year’s programming. Owen Sound Minor Basketball is in need of volunteers to step up and help operate the organization. Without this, next year’s programming may be in jeopardy. Owen Sound Minor Basketball has quality coaches to deliver the programs and the organization is financially sound....it just needs a two or three individuals interested in giving back to the community to help operate the organization so that our kids have the opportunity to continue to learn and play basketball. For more information on how you can help, contact Dave Skelton 376-9554 or email dskel@golden.net NON-RESIDENT FEES The City believes strongly in the benefits of recreation for children and supports a partnership approach. The City also believes that City taxpayers should not bear an unequal amount of the cost of recreation. Council has set the following non resident user fee (applicable to all non City residents &/or residents of municipalities without Recreation Service Agreements with the City): All ice sports: $167 per sport Camps, specialty camps, swimming lessons field and floor sports: $100 per sport Fee is payable for each sport. Registration in an ice sport, field or floor sport allows registration at no additional cost in City run camps, speciality camps or swimming lessons. For more information on this fee, minor sports and recreation programs, visit www.owensound.ca.
  • 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 31 Day Camp, Specialty Camps & Swimming To find information on specific programs: • Harrison Park General Swimming Information – page 33 • Harrison Park Swimming Schedule – page 35 • General Day Camp Registration Information – page 37 • Harrison Park Day Camp & Specialty Camps – pages 39-46 • YMCA Day Camps and Specialty Camps – pages 47-49 • YMCA Swimming Information - Page 50 TO REGISTER WHEN: Registration begins April 30 at 7 am for all Harrison Park Day and Specialty Camps and Harrison Park Pool Swimming. WHERE: All registrations will be done at the: YMCA OF OWEN SOUND GREY BRUCE Julie McArthur Regional Recreation Centre 700 10th Street East, Owen Sound Phone (519) 376-0484 Fax (519) 376-0487 www.ymcaowensound.on.ca FOR ALL PROGRAMS: Registration must be made in person. Registrations made by phone require full payment by credit card. FOR HARRISON PARK DAY & SPECIALTY CAMPS: Spots are filled on a first come first served basis. All children must be registered by noon on the previous business day that you require care. For example, If you are sending your child to camp on a Monday, he/she must be registered by no later than noon the previous Friday. NON-RESIDENTS: Proof of Residency is required at time of registration for all City Programs. Participants whose principle residence is not in the City of Owen Sound, are required to pay a fee of $100 per individual to attend the Harrison Park Day Camps, Specialty Camps and Swimming Lessons. You may purchase your non-resident pass at City Hall. If you already have one, bring your current card with you when you register, or registration cannot be completed. The City is pleased to be partnering with the YMCA of Owen Sound Grey Bruce this summer to offer a great line up of Day Camps, Specialty Camps and Swimming Lessons at Harrison Park Pools! Registration for all Camps and Harrison Park Pool programs begins Tuesday April 30 at 7 am at the Family Y
  • FINANCIAL INFORMATION PAYMENT OPTIONS: Option A: Cash, Cheque, Debit, Visa or MasterCard - payment must be received in full at time of registration - post-dated cheques will NOT be accepted as payment Option B: Pre-Authorized Payment Plan - registration must be made in person at the Y for this option - payments will be automatically debited from your banking account – we do not accept Visa or Mastercard pre-autho- rized payments - a void cheque is required at time of registration or spot will NOT be held REFUND POLICY: A $10.00 service charge applies to ALL refunds and changes in participant schedules. A full refund minus the service charge will be approved when: a) A medical certificate verifying illness is provided OR b) A refund request is submitted 2 weeks prior to start date accompanied by receipt Refunds will not be granted less than two weeks prior to start date without medical documentation of illness. TAX RECEIPTS: Tax receipts will be available in February for all eligible camps. A fee of $10 may be charged if an additional copy is requested. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: City of Owen Sound Subsidy: The City of Owen Sound provides financial assistance to qualified individuals (residents of the City) for day camp and swimming lessons at Harrison Park. Proof of income is required to assess the percentage of fee you will pay. Application forms available at City Hall. Call 519-376- 1440 for more information. National Child Benefit (NCB) – All camps and swimming lessons If your family lives in Grey County and your family earnings are less than $35,000 a year you may be eligible. For more information, contact NCB Coordinator at 519-371-0484 Ext. 227. Information and application forms available at the Y. PROGRAM CANCELLATION: We reserve the right to cancel or alter any programs, times, costs or locations outlined in this brochure, due to registration numbers, policy change or availability of staff. RETURNED (NSF) CHEQUES: An administration fee of $20.00 will be charged for cheques returned to us by your bank. Original cheques must be replaced with cash or certified cheques. 32 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA CAMP INFORMATION
  • SWIMMING LESSONS 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 33 Swimming Lessons (Harrison Park Pools) Harrison Park Swimming Lesson Registration: Registration begins Tuesday April 30 at 7am at the Family Y for all Harrison Park Swimming Lessons. You do not need to be a Y member to partake in lessons. Registrations must be made in person. Full payment is due at time of registration. Proof of residency is required. Non-Residents: Swimmers whose principle residence is not in the City of Owen Sound, are required to pay a one-time annual fee of $100 per individual to register for Harrison Park Pool Aquatic Programs. You may purchase your non-resident pass at City Hall. If you already have one, bring your current card with you when you register, or registration cannot be completed. • There is a Team Leader on duty during swimming les- sons. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child’s lesson, please feel free to approach the Team Leader on the pool deck. • Our Swimming Instructors are also certified lifeguards! They have gone through approximately 1000 hours of training to become certified with the National Lifeguard Service Award, and the YMCA and Lifesaving Society Swimming Instructor award. • We have lesson guards on duty during all swimming les- sons as an ‘extra set of eyes’. Is This Your Child’s First Time in Swimming Lessons? Please feel free to bring your child for a tour of the pools and change rooms to familiarize them with the facility. Showers and Access to the Pool: All swimmers must shower with soap before entering the pool as per Ontario Health Regulations. Please note that footwear is not allowed on the pool deck. Entrance to the pool is through the change rooms past the shower area. If your child requires assistance after the lesson, please meet him/her at the entrance. Staff will not let the child leave the pool deck until the parent/ guardian arrives. Change Rooms: There is a male and female change room. Children up to 5 years of age, who require assis- tance by a parent/guardian, can change in either change room. Children 6 years and older must change in the gender appropriate change room. First Day of Lessons: You may go to the change room 5 minutes before your child’s lesson is scheduled to begin. Swim classes meet on the pool deck at the start time of the lesson. Please make sure your child knows the swim level he/she is enrolled in. Parents may accompany children to the pool deck before the first lesson to meet the instructor. Parent Participation Day: To find out how your child is progressing, parents are invited to participate in the pool with their child (1 adult per child please) for one les- son! Classes will end 5-10 minutes early these days to give you a chance to speak to your child’s Instructor about their progress. If you do not wish to go in the pool, take the time after class to find out how your child is progressing. Please let our Team Leader know of any concerns you may have as they come up. No shoes on deck please! Dates for Parent Participation Day are as follows: Harrison Park: Session 1: June 17 Session 2: July 15 Session 3: July 29 Session 4: August 19 Again and Again….Each swimming level has a certain number of items that must be performed correctly a minimum of 3 times in order for that item to be complete (according to the standards set by YMCA Canada and the Lifesaving Society.) If a child is unable to complete all of the items dur- ing a session, we view this as an “incomplete”, not a failure. Swimming skills have still been learned but more practice is required. It is not unusual to repeat the same swim level sev- eral times before mastering the necessary skills and acquir- ing the endurance that is necessary. Rainy Days at Harrison Park: Lessons will NOT be can- celled. If there is a thunder storm, children will be removed from the pool area and water safety will be taught. Lost and Found: Please leave all valuables at home. At Harrison Park you can store all of your belongings in the tote baskets available at the front entrance during lesson times. The Harrison Park Pool is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Lost and found items will be kept for two weeks in the tote room. Refund Policy for all Swimming Lessons: Fees are refundable prior to start date of first class. Refunds will not be given on or after the start of the program except for medical reasons. Medical reasons require a doctor’s note. A service charge of $10.00 is applicable to every refund. Owen Sound... where you want to live!
  • 34 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA PROGRAM DESCRIPTION PRESCHOOL (L’il Dippers) LEVELS (age 6 months to 5 years) PARENT ‘n’ TOT LESSONS (6 months-5 years) A Parent must accompany their child in the water. Water orientation for both parent and child, floats, tows, blowing bubbles, splashing, games SPLASHERS (6 months-3 years) A Parent must accompany their child in the water. Water orientation, front & back tows, splashing, blowing bubbles, games BUBBLERS (6 months-3 years) A Parent must accompany their child in the water. Safety education for parents, entries & exits, kicking, floats, tows, using lifejackets, games BOBBERS (3-5 years) Assisted entries & exits, blowing bubbles, bobs, kicking, front and back floats & glides FLOATERS (3-5years) Basic water safety, open eyes underwater, front & back floats & glides, using buoyant aids GLIDERS (3-5 years) Introduction to deep water skills (floats, glides, surface support), 5 metre swim on front & back DIVERS (3-5 years) Dives, breath control, rollover floats, front, back & side glides, 10 metre swim on front & back SURFERS (3-5 years) Introduction to overarm swimming strokes, somersaults, reaching assists, 15 metre swim DIPPERS (3-5 years) Dives, surface support, underwater swim, surface dives, sculling, 25 metre swim LEARN-TO-SWIM LEVELS (age 6 +) OTTER: Water orientation, submersion, front, back & side glides SEAL: Deep water orientation, breath control, front, back & side glides with kick, introduction to back crawl DOLPHIN: Introduction to front crawl, back crawl, vertical surface support, front, back, side glides with kick SWIMMER: Front crawl, back crawl, sculling STAR LEVELS STAR 1: Front crawl, back crawl, introduction to whip kick, sculling, verticle surface support STAR 2: Introduction to breaststroke, front crawl, back crawl, eggbeater STAR 3: Elementary backstroke, front crawl, back crawl, eggbeater, dolphin kick STAR 4: Breaststroke, sidestroke, elementary backstroke, eggbeater, dolphin kick, 150m swim, front/back/side floats STAR 5: Synchro skills, surface dives, lifesaving kick, introduction to butterfly, 500 metre swim STAR 6: Synchro & water polo skills, alternative strokes, butterfly, completion of LSS Ranger Patrol, 600 metre swim ADVANCED LEVELS/OTHER PROGRAMS MASTERS: Stroke techniques, stroke starts & turns, leadership skills, completion of Lifesaving Society Star Patrol level * 6 hours of volunteer teaching apprenticeship is required prior to course completion PRIVATE LESSONS: Take advantage of working one-on-one with an Instructor to improve your strokes and skills. Must be 6 years old and up - adults welcome. Please specify swimming or ability level at time of registration. STROKE CORRECTION CLINICS Improve and refine your technique, increase speed, or build endurance. We’ll evaluate your stroke, give you tips and use drills to help you improve. All ages welcome! Must be in Swimmer level or up. TEEN/ADULT LESSONS: Shallow - Learn basic swimming skills & strokes at your own pace with an Instructor. Deep - Refine strokes & develop endurance with the guidance of an Instructor. Must be comfortable in deep water. Swimming Lessons - Level Descriptions If you were in LEVEL… If you were INCOMPLETE register in… If you were COMPLETE register in… Bobbers Otter Otter Floaters Otter Otter Gliders Otter Otter Divers Otter Seal Surfers Seal Seal Dippers Seal Dolphin Making the Move from Preschool Lessons to Learn to Swim Lessons Children who have started but not completed the Preschool program can continue in the Learn-to-Swim program once they are 6 years old. (Refer to chart at the side along with your child’s report card to determine which level your child should be registered in.) Preschool levels contain similar content to the Learn-to-Swim levels. Content and teaching style are geared towards the age of the participants.
  • 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 35 LEVEL SESSION 1 June 10-21 SESSION 2 July 8-19 SESSION 3 July 22-Aug 2 SESSION 4 August 12-23 FEE PRESCHOOL (L’il Dippers) LEVELS (age 6 months to 5 years) Splashers, Bubblers (parented - 6mos-3yrs) 11:30am- 12:00pm 11:30-12:00pm $50 L’il Dippers (3-5yrs) Bobbers, Floaters, Gliders, Divers, Surfers, Dippers 4:30-5:00pm 9:30-10:00am 10:00-10:30am 11:00am-11:30am 9:30-10:00am 10:00-10:30am 11:00am-11:30pm 10:05-10.35am $68 LEARN-TO-SWIM LEVELS (age 6 +) & STAR LEVELS Learn to Swim Otter, Seal, Dolphin, Swimmer 5:05-5:35pm 9:30-10:00am 10:00-10:30am 10:30-11:00am 9:30-10:00am 10:00-10:30am 10:30-11:00am 9:30-10:00am $72 Star 1 through 6 5:40-6:25pm 10:40-11:25am 10:40-11:25am 10:40-11:25am $81 PRIVATE LESSONS Private Lessons 5:40-6:10pm 6:30-7:00pm 11:30-12:00pm 11:30am-12:00pm 10:40-11:10am 11:15-11:45am $90 Harrison Park Swimming Please Note: summer lessons run 5 days per week for 2 weeks (Monday to Friday) Harrison Park Aquatic Specialty Camps Join us at the pool for half-day camps exclusively in the water! All camps run 8:30am-12noon. Fees are listed below. Campers should bring a swim suit, towel, sunscreen and a snack. Aquatic Leadership & Lifeguard Certification Courses will be held at the Y. Please see page 50 for course information. Not sure which level to register your child in? Start by reading the level descriptions on page 34, then sign up at the YMCA membership services desk for a FREE skills screening! We’ll evaluate your child’s swimming ability & recommend the appropriate level to register in. April 25 OR June 11 (15 min. intervals between 4:30-6:30pm). Held at the Y pool. AquaVenture (5-8 yrs) July 2-5 or Aug 6-9 ($70) We’ll play games, do relays, be introduced to a variety of water sports, practice swimming skills, and more! Active & wet adventures on the way! Sizzle & Splash (8-12 yrs) July 2-5 or Aug 6-9 ($70) Get wet and enjoy the water for all it has to offer! Sports, games, relays, swimming skills… just to name a few! See you at the pool! SWIMMING LESSONS AMABEL SAUBLE CHILDCARE CENTRE Summer Day Camp in Sauble Beach & Southampton ascc3611@yahoo.ca or 519-422-3611 Did you know there are amazing adventures to discover right here in your neighbourhood? Join us this summer as we take a closer look at the many different aspects that make up our community. July 2-5 Strawberry Fields & Other Sweet Things July 8-12 Woodworking (from houses to planters) July 15-19 100 Mile Market July 22-26 Farms… Not Just For Cows!! July 29-August 2 In a People House… Could You Live Here? August 5-9 Everything You Need To Know About H2 O August 12-16 Local Culture And Other Ways Of Life August 19-23 The Harvest; From Plot To Plate! August 26-30 Let’s Wrap It Up! The Best of The Best! Contact us... We can email you our summer calendar!
  • 36 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA Harrison Park Pool Admission Requirements: Swimmers must be 10 years old to swim by themselves. Swimmers who are 6-9 years old: Must pass the swim test to swim by themselves; ~ OR ~ Can be accompanied in the water and directly supervised by a parent or guardian who is 14 years of age or older with the following ratios of supervisors to swimmers: 1 supervisor to 4 swimmers not wearing lifejackets; 1 supervisor to 8 swimmers wearing lifejackets Swimmers who are 0-5 years old: Must be accompanied in the water and directly supervised at all times by a parent or guardian 14 years of age or older regardless of their swimming ability (1 supervisor to 2 swimmers). Swim Test – must be able to swim 2 widths of the shallow pool using proper front crawl or breaststroke without stopping in order to swim unaccompanied in both pools. These requirements are in accordance with Ontario Health Regulations for Public Pools and are supported by The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Harrison Park Pool Summer Schedule… the tradition continues OPEN SWIMS June 8 – 30, 2013 Saturday & Sunday 1:00 - 4:00pm & 5:30 - 7:30pm July 2 – August 25, 2013 (except August 5 – see Holiday Schedule below) Monday 1:00 - 3:30pm & 5:30 - 7:30pm Tuesday 1:00 - 3:30pm & 5:30 - 7:30pm Wednesday 1:00 - 3:30pm & 5:30 - 6:30pm Thursday 1:00 - 3:30pm & 5:30 - 6:30pm Friday 1:00 - 3:30pm & 5:30 - 7:30pm Saturday 1:00 - 4:00pm & 5:30 - 7:30pm Sunday 1:00 - 4:00pm & 5:30 - 7:30pm August 26 – September 1, 2013 Mon - Fri 1:00 - 3:30pm Saturday 1:00 - 3:30pm Sunday 1:00 - 3:30pm Holiday Schedule June 28 1:00 - 4:00pm (PD Day) July 1 1:00 - 4:00pm (Canada Day) August 5 1:00 - 4:00pm (Civic Day) September 2 1:30 - 3:30pm (Labour Day) SWIMMING FEES Open Swim All Ages $4 Family Pass $11 Harrison Park Pool Season’s Pass 12 weeks of swimming, 7 days a week! Individual $65 Family $120 (max 5–immediate family only) *YMCA memberships are not valid at Harrison Park Pool PRIVATE POOL RENTALS Great for family reunions, birthday parties & company picnics! Call the Y at 519-376-0484 ext 217 to book your rental. Dates: June 8 – August 25, 2013 Times: Saturday or Sunday 4:00 - 5:00pm Fee: $70 (25 swimmers) (plus HST) $90 (26-50 swimmers) $110 (51-100 swimmers) FREE SWIM WEDNESDAY NIGHTS 6:30 - 7:30 pm July 3 Owen Sound Comm-R-ettes July 10 RBW Graphics July 17 Debbie Aiken – The Co-operators July 24 Hobart Food Equipment Group July 31 Bella’s Pizzeria Aug.7 Owen Sound Comm-R-ettes Aug. 14 Bank of Montreal Aug. 21 & 28 City of Owen Sound Special thanks to our Community sponsors. TIM HORTON’S FREE SWIM July 4 – August 29, 2013 Thursday evenings 6:30 - 7:30pm Saturday mornings 11:00am - 12:00pm Join us at the pool for our End-of-Summer Appreciation! Games, prizes and fun for all! Saturday August 31. 1-3:30pm Regular admission fees apply SWIMMING
  • 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 37 HARRISON PARK DAY CAMP INFORMATION Our Camps are designed to provide your child with the opportunity to play, grow and meet friends within a safe, positive environment. We focus on: increasing self-esteem, learning new skills while having fun, co-operating with and respecting others. TO REGISTER CAMP REGISTRATION BEGINS May 1st to April 30th AT 7am FOR ALL CAMPS! Registration can be made in person or by phone (519-376- 0484). Registrations made by phone require full payment by credit card. Spots are filled on a first come first served basis. All children must be registered at least 24 hours in advance. If you are sending your child to camp on a Monday, he/she must be registered by no later than 3pm the previous Friday. CAMP HOURS: Drop off after 8am and pick up before 5pm. Programmed camp hours are 9am-4:30pm. See below for extended supervision options. EXTENDED SUPERVISION FEES: Early Drop Off: between 7:00-8:00am - $2.50 per day Late Pick Up: between 5:00-5:30pm - $2.50 per day SPECIALTY CAMPS: Early drop-off and late pick-up between 7-8am & 5-5:30pm - $25 per week * • Extended supervision is available for certain Specialty Camps only: See camp descriptions for details. If you would like to take advantage of this service, you must specify and pay at time of registration. You will be billed at the end of the month for any extra charges you have incurred. LATE FEES: If you pick your child up after 5:30pm you will be charged an extra fee. Fees are as follows: - between 5:30pm - 5:45pm - additional $5 - between 5:45pm - 6:00pm - additional $10 - for every minute past 6:00pm, an additional $1 will be added You will be billed at the end of the month to cover any extra charges you have incurred. Staff: Great care is taken in the hiring and training of our staff. All of the camp staff have been trained in YMCA Healthy Child Development recognized under the High Five Quality Assurance Program. All senior staff are certified in CPR and First Aid. Staff are selected on the basis of experience, skills and genuine commitment to children. All staff undergo many hours of pre- camp training to ensure quality programming. Behaviour Management Philosophy: Our goal is to provide a healthy, safe and secure environment for all participants. Day Camp staff and managers will redirect camper behaviour and respond to inappropriate choices on an individual basis. Children who attend our camps are expected to follow the behaviour guidelines and interact appropriately in a group. If a situation arises where a participant threatens the safety or security of another participant, or if a participant shows disregard for camp guidelines, we will inform and work with parents to correct the child’s behaviour in order to provide a positive camp experience for everyone. However, should disruptive behaviour continue, the participant may be dismissed from camp at the discretion of the Camp Director. The City of Owen Sound and Family Y will not be held responsible for any costs associated with a participant’s dismissal, including camp fees. Refunds will not be granted if a child is asked to leave our programs due to misbehaviour. Holidays: • Harrison Park Camps will not run August 6-9. Educational Assistants: If your child has an E.A. at school, they will be required to have someone assist them at camp. Parents are required to make these arrangements for their children. Please inform us at time of registration. SIGN IN / SIGN OUT PROCEDURES: If your child is registered but will not be attending camp, we ask that you call the Y (376-0484) as soon as possible for any camp. Sign In: Upon arrival at Day Camp, it is important that the staff on duty are aware that your child(ren) has arrived. Please sign your child(ren) in. We also require that you indicate who will be picking your child up from camp at the end of the day. This is the only person(s) that we will send your child home with. If this is not cleared before hand we will call you for verbal permission before releasing your child. Sign Out: At the end of the day it is very important that you or an authorized individual pick up your child(ren), and that the staff on duty is aware that you and your child are leaving. You must sign your child out each day. A handwritten, signed note is requested if your child is able to leave on his/her own at the end of the day. SUMMER CAMPS
  • 38 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA Medications: Any medication your child is taking while at camp must be prescribed by a doctor and be left with the Camp Director in the morning upon arrival. All medication must be in the original package with instructions for dosage. A consent form must be signed for the medication to be administered. Please advise camp staff of medication changes so we can monitor or expect any changes in the child and their behaviour. In Case of Injury or Illness: If a trip to the hospital is necessary, a staff member will accompany your son or daughter, and one of our staff will contact you as soon as possible. If your child becomes ill while at camp, staff will contact a family member to take the child home. Photographs: Any photographs taken of your child while at camp by an employee or representative of the City or Y, will become the property of the City or Y, and may be used for various promotional purposes. If you or your family wishes otherwise, please inform the Y. Lunches & Snacks: To be considerate of any children with allergies we ask that families refrain from sending any food items with peanuts or traces of nuts. Usage of vending machines during camp hours is prohibited. Lost & Found Items: We are not responsible for campers’ personal belongings if lost, stolen, or damaged. We will maintain a “Lost and Found Bin” which will be accessible to parents. Items left more than two weeks will be donated to a local charity. Your Child’s Camp Checklist q Running Shoes q Nut-Free Sunscreen q Beverages q Light Rain Jacket q Proper Hat q Swimsuit & Towel q Water Bottle q Nut-Free Lunch & Snack • Please label all your child’s belongings. • Dress your child appropriately for the day’s activities • Please make sure your child has applied sunscreen before arriving at camp and brings sunscreen for re- application if necessary. • Please leave all valuables at home as we are not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items. Items to Leave at Home (do NOT bring to Camp): • Electronic devices (besides a watch); Gameboys,DSIs, MP3s, iPods, phones, etc. • Toys from home (figures, cars, guns, dolls, etc.) • Shoes with wheeled bottoms - this is a safety issue. Flip Flops may NOT be worn but sport sandals and crocs with a back strap are fine. • Money - Pizza Days are the exception HARRISON PARK DAY CAMP INFORMATION SUMMER CAMPS We reserve the right to cancel or alter any programs, times, costs or locations outlined in this brochure due to low registration numbers, policy change, or availability of staff.
  • 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 39 SUMMER CAMPS The Day Camp tradition continues at Harrison Park! Campers will enjoy outdoor adven- tures, hiking, crafts, canoeing, songs, games, swimming, special guests and more in the beautiful park setting. All campers will have the opportunity to use the canoes and kayaks throughout the summer. Each week has a theme upon which the activities are based including group games, crafts and group projects. All activities are planned with the child’s age and interests in mind. We have allotted snack time in the morning and afternoon, and a 30 minute lunch. Play Camp, is also available! See full description. HARRISON PARK DAY CAMP HARRISON PARK DAY CAMPS DATES: July 2 – August 30 AGES: 4 - 5 years: Play Camp / 6 - 12 years: Day Camp HOURS: Programmed Camp Hours are 9am-4:30pm (drop off anytime after 8am & pick up before 5pm). Early Drop-Off (7-8am) & Late Pick-Up (5-5:30pm) is available for $2.50 / time slot / day. LOCATION: Harrison Park (137 2nd Ave. East, Owen Sound) Drop-Off Pick-Up Point Harrison Park Basketball Court (beside restaurant) Harrison Park Community Centre FEES: $24 daily Harrison Park Day Camp Theme Weeks Week 1: Wonders of Nature: Explore the wonderful park that surrounds you - hiking, salamander hunt, and more! Week 2: Amazing Race: Participate in challenges and activities from around the world to earn points for your country. Week 3: Fear Factor: What fear would you conquer to help your team win? Test yourself and win the big prize. Week 4: Super Soakin’ in the Sun: A camp week filled with water games and a trip to the beach. Week 5: Camp Olympics - Compete in Olympic-type challenges, show your team spirit and win the gold! Week 6: No Camp (space may be available at YMCA location this week). Week 7: Survivor: Help your tribe gain points each day by finding the hidden immunity idol. Who will win the ulitmate prize? Week 8: Oopy Goopy Mess: Wear your old clothes because things are getting messy! We will make slime, goop, and mud pies. Week 9: A Bugs Life: Bring your magnifying glass and join your web of friends in our cootie bug race, collecting bugs and eating bugs! CAMP SCHEDULE Week 1 July 2-5 Week 2 July 8-12 Week 3 July 15-19 Week 4 July 22-26 Week 5 Jul 29 -Aug 2 Week 6 August 6-9 Week 7 August 12-16 Week 8 August 19-23 Week 9 August 26-30 Play Camp (4 - 5 years) Harrison Park Day Camp (6 - 12 years) Play Camp (4-5 yrs) $24 Daily Hours: Same as day camp - see chart above This camp is an extension of our regular day camp geared to younger children. Enjoy the same weekly themes and participate in most all-camp events. Programming is tailored to younger children - the pace is a little slower with more emphasis on routines. Due to pool admission policy, campers will not have a daily swim, but will have special camp swim times posted throughout the summer. A variety of water games will be played outside to beat the heat! Efforts will be made to have a consistent staff member with this group from week to week to assist the children with activities and transitions. * No Camp No Camp
  • 40 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA CAMP SCHEDULE and AGES AGE WEEK 1 July 2-5 WEEK 2 July 8-12 WEEK 3 July 15-19 WEEK 4 July 22-26 WEEK 5 Jul 29 - Aug 2 WEEK 6 August 6-9 WEEK 7 August 12-16 WEEK 8 August 19-23 FEE Soccer - Half Day or Full Day - Advanced & Goalie Rep Players only (5-18 yrs) Jul $122 $172 (10-18 yrs) $227 Creative Art (6-8 yrs) $130 (9-12 yrs) $130 Hockey (7-13 yrs) $235 Mad Scientist (7-10 yrs) $135 Basketball (7-10 yrs) $125 Nature Buddies (6-8 yrs) $130 Wet’n Wild (10-13 yrs) $135 Energy Sports (7-9 yrs) $150 Skateboard (Skill Lessons) (1/2 days) (9-15 yrs) $20/dy Junior Leaders (13-16 yrs) $135 Teen Adventure (13-16 yrs) $170 Nature Lovers (9-12yrs) $130 Harrison Park Pool Aquatic Specialty Camps (these camps are ½ day) Aqua Venture (5-8 yrs) $70 Sizzle & Splash (8-12 yrs) $70 SUMMER CAMPS Specialty camps provide the opportunity for your child to concentrate on a specific area of interest. Specialized activities and instructors are incorporated with traditional camp activities for a well-rounded camp experience. Register early as these camps have limited spaces. Below is a chart to help you plan your summer. Individual camp descriptions are following. Harrison Park Specialty Camps Aug $102 $137
  • SUMMER CAMPS This half day camp is filled with water-based activities! We’ll play games, do relays, be introduced to a variety of water sports, practice swimming skills and much more! Active and wet adventures! WHAT TO BRING: • Bathing suit, towel, sunscreen, and a snack. AquaVenture AQUA VENTURE DATE: July 2 - 5 Fee $70 August 6 - 9 TIME: 8:30am - 12:00pm LOCATION: Harrison Park Pool AGE: 5-8 years old 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 41 Teen Adventure Camp Finding yourself a little too old for regular Day Camp? This week is for you! We will be hiking, canoeing, weight and fitness training and more! Different activities every day will keep you active and having fun! Take a trip to the Rogers Centre to see the Blue Jays play the Oakland Athletics on Monday. On Monday the bus leaves from Victoria Park at 8:15 am sharp! WHAT TO BRING: • lunch, drinks. • bathing suit/towel TEEN ADVENTURE DATE: August 12 - 16 TIME: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Extended supervision is available for $25/week. FEE: $170/week LOCATION: Drop-off/Pickup at Victoria Park Grandstand AGE: 13 - 16 years old
  • SUMMER CAMPS WHAT TO BRING: • lunch • plenty of fluids • snacks • swim suit and towel • sunscreen Campers will go swimming daily at Harrison Park Pool. This program will help the camper learn: • Ball handling skills, scrimmaging • Shooting, dribbling • Technical game plays • Offensive zone set-up • Games: 3 on 3, full court • Sportsmanship Basketball Camp BASKETBALL DATE: July 8 - 12 $125 Ages: 7 - 10 years old TIME: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Extended supervision is available for $25/week LOCATION: Harrison Park - drop off/pick-up at Harrison Park Basketball Courts This camp is all about being creative and getting dirty. We will be doing everything from painting, sketching, beading, scrapbooking, tie-dye and much, much more. Don’t be surprised if a special guest shows up! Campers will enjoy a daily swim at Harrison Park Pool. Parents can enjoy a Friday afternoon craft show. WHAT TO BRING: • Lunch, snacks & drinks • Bathing suit & towel Explore Harrison Park and all of its natural beauty. We will go for hikes, explore the gardens, visit Weavers Creek, and make the journey to Inglis Falls. Throughout the week we’ll take pictures of our adventures and make a scrapbook page to remember our week. WHAT TO BRING: • Lunch, snacks, drinks, appropriate shoes & clothing, bathing suit & towel • Hat/sunscreen Creative Arts Camp Nature Buddies CREATIVE ARTS DATE: July 2 - 5 Ages: 9 - 12 years old July 22 - 26 Ages: 6 - 8 years old TIME: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm FEE: $130 - Extended supervision is available for $25/week LOCATION: Harrison Park NATURE BUDDIES DATE: July 15 - 19 or August 19 - 23 TIME: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm FEE: $130 - Extended supervision is available for $25/week LOCATION: Harrison Park AGE: 6 - 8 years old 42 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA
  • Mixes of water and wilderness activities are in store this week! Campers will go canoeing, kayaking, and enjoy many varieties of water games. On the flip side, we’ll go hiking, explore our conservation areas, learn basic orien- teering skills and soak up the wilderness! WHAT TO BRING: • Bathing suit, towel, sunscreen • Lunch, snacks and drinks • Sunscreen / Hat • Appropriate shoes & clothing Wet ‘n Wild Get wet and enjoy the water for all it has to offer! Sports, games, relays, swimming skills... just to name a few! See you at the pool! WHAT TO BRING: • Bathing suit, towel, sunscreen and a snack Sizzle & Splash SIZZLE & SPLASH DATE: July 2-5 or August 6 - 9 TIME: 8:30am - 12:00pm FEE: $70 LOCATION: Harrison Park Pool AGE: 8 -12 years old Energy Sports Emphasis will be on participation and FUN, not competition. Try different sports, including both traditional and non-traditional sports and games without intimidation. Daily swim at Harrison Park Pool. WHAT TO BRING: • Appropriate shoes and clothing • Lunch and plenty of fluids • Sunscreen / Hat • Swim suit and towel ENERGY SPORTS DATE: August 12 - 16 TIME: 8:30am - 4:30pm Extended supervision is available for $25/ week. FEE: $150 LOCATION: Drop off at Harrison Park Basketball Courts AGE: 7 - 9 years old SUMMER CAMPS 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 43 WET ‘N WILD DATE: July 15 - 19 TIME: 8:30am - 4:30pm - Extended supervision is available for $25/week FEE: $135 LOCATION: Drop off and pick up at Harrison Park Basketball Courts AGE: 10 -13 years old Owen Sound... where you want to live!
  • Ice sessions will include shooting and passing drills, puck protection and offensive support drills and scrimmages. Campers will participate in daily dry-land training and a swim at the Y. Participants will be grouped based on age, ability and experience. WHAT TO BRING: • Full hockey/ringette equipment, mouth and neck guard, CSA approved helmet. • Lunch & beverages. • Bathing suit/towel SUMMER CAMPS HOCKEY DATE: Session I July 22 - 26 Session II August 19 - 23 TIME: 8:30am - 4:30pm Extended supervision is available for $25/wk FEE: $235 LOCATION: Julie McArthur Regional Recreation Centre AGE: 7-13 years old ON ICE INSTRUCTORS: Mark O’Leary and Brad Tiley Hockey Camp Have the best of both worlds: the fun of going to camp and the opportunity to be a counselor-in-training to camp- ers! At leadership camp, you will develop skills in leading others, grow in character and learn much more about the value in helping others and building children up. Learn about teamwork, cooperation, taking initiative, child devel- opment, how to program effectively to keep kids interested, behaviour management tips and more! Leaders will have the opportunity to be paired up with an experienced coun- selor and work with campers to learn first hand the joys and responsibilities of being a day camp counselor. This is a one week camp with possible volunteer /employment opportunities afterwards. Junior Leaders (Leader in Training): JUNIOR LEADERS DATE: July 8 - 12 TIME: 8:30am - 4:30pm Extended supervision is available for $25/week FEE: $135 LOCATION: Victoria Park Grandstand AGE: 13 - 16 years old 44 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA WHAT TO BRING: • Lunch & beverages • Bathing suit/towel “We’re Growing With You” Just East of Springmount on the Sunset Strip in Owen Sound 519-376-6521 | www.westsideowensound.com Full Service Garden Centre Residential & Commercial, Landscaping
  • 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 45 SUMMER CAMPS Explore the great outdoor environment at camp. We will go on a canoe trip, visit the conservation area, take lots of hikes, do some orienteering and geo-caching. Nature Lovers NATURE LOVERS DATE: July 22 - 26 TIME: 8:30am - 4:30pm Extended supervision is available for $25/wk FEE: $130 LOCATION: Drop off at Harrison Park Basketball Court AGE: 9 - 12 years old Campers will try their hand at tricky experiments, explosive fun, and messy madness. Let’s explore all the ordinary things lying around the house and turn them into wild and whacky creations. We will also have a visit from Elephant Thoughts with excellent experiments and incredible crea- tures. Campers will swim daily at Harrison Park Pool. WHAT TO BRING: • lunch, beverage, sunscreen, swimsuit and towel and clothes they can muck about in... Mad Scientist MAD SCIENTIST DATE: July 29 - Aug. 2 TIME: 8:30am - 4:30pm - Extended supervision is available for $25/week FEE: $135 LOCATION: Dropoff at Harrison Park Basketball Court AGE: 7 - 10 years old Participate in skill lessons by experienced skateboarders. All skill levels welcome! Games, routines, and FUN! Learn the finer points of: • Rail slides • 180’s • Kick flips • Grinds • Ramp riding WHAT TO BRING: • Skateboard • Helmets (MANDATORY) • Drinks • Sunscreen Sessions may be cancelled due to inclement weather. Skateboarding Skill Sessions SKATEBOARDING DATE: Half Day Camps: July 29 - Aug. 2 TIME: 9:00am - 12:00pm FEE: $20/day LOCATION: Victoria Park AGE: 9 - 15 years old Explore the great outdoor environment at camp. We will go on a canoe trip, visit the conservation area, take lots of hikes, do some orienteering and geo-caching. NEW WHAT TO BRING: • Bathing suit, towel, sunscreen and snack • Appropriate footwear
  • SUMMER CAMPS Build a sound technical foundation through curriculum geared toward skill development. Challenges will be implemented through diversity of skill drills and technical training in an enjoyable learning environment. WHAT TO BRING: • running shoes, shorts, lunch/beverage, water, hat, and sunscreen Instructor: KEITH MASON University of Guelph Soccer Coach Keith is the Head Soccer Coach at the University of Guelph, and he has been running Performance Plus Soccer Camps for 17 years. Soccer Camps SOCCER DATE/TIMES: ADVANCED/ AND GOALIE: July 8 - 12 9:00am - 12noon (1/2 day camp) 9:00am - 4:00pm (Full day camp) Aug 6 - 9 9:00am - 12noon (1/2 day camp) 9:00am - 4:00pm (Full day camp) July 8 - 12 9:00am - 4:00pm (Full day camp) Open to players 10-18 years old who are playing rep or select soccer. FEES: JULY AUGUST 1/2 Day $122 $102 Full Day $172 $137 Advanced & Goalie $227 Includes shirt and ball. LOCATION: Kiwanis Soccer Complex AGE: 5 - 18 years old 46 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA TENNIS CAMP DATE & COST July & August Fee $145/wk (10% discount - siblings; add’l wks & short wks) TIME: 8:30am - 4:00pm LOCATION: Harrison Park Tennis Courts AGE: 6-11 years old Free Tennis Lessons Harrison Park Tennis Courts every Sunday night in May 6:00-8:00 pm Come out & have fun learning to play tennis, bring a friend or meet new people to play! Private and group lessons available All ages and abilities - Wheelchair Certified Supported by The City of Owen Sound, Tennis Canada, OTA & Tennis North Tennis Camp INCLUDES: T-shirt, lessons, games, pool visit Limted space.....14kids/wk TO REGISTER: Email: jeff@tennisnorth.ca Phone: 519-387-2252 Tennis Canada Certified Professional
  • A Typical Day at Camp: We begin each day with group activities and songs. Throughout the day there are crafts, group games, sports, and special guests. Most camp groups have daily outside play time or time in the gym (depending on the weather) and an afternoon swim in our indoor pools. Our camps offer children a fun place to spend the summer while doing a variety of activities based on the theme of the week. We have an allotted snack time in the morning and afternoon, and a 30 minute lunch. See a full description for Play Camp on page 48. Subsidized spaces are available. YMCA Day Camp Theme Weeks Week 1: Pirates Galore Ahoy Matey...come see if you can collect all the clues to the hidden treasure. Which ship will find it first? Week 2: Holiday Celebrations Celebrate a different holiday every day...join us for Valentine’s Day, Halloween and more. Week 3: Wild Wild West Wear your cowboy hat and boots and join the hoe down callenge. You may even learn a line dance or two. Week 4: Oopy Goopy Mess Wear your old clothes because things are getting messy! We will make slime, goop and mud pies. Week 5: Camp Olympics Compete in Olympic-type challenges, wear clothing to show spirit for your team and ultimately win the gold! Week 6: Survivor Help your tribe gain points each day by finding the daily hidden immunity idol. Who will win the ultimate prize? Week 7: Super Soakin’ in the Sun A camp week filled with water games and a trip to the beach. Week 8: Fun and Fittness You will love being active with all the fun day camp boot camps we have planned and the fitness challenges. Week 9: A Bugs Life Bring your magnifying glass and join your web of friends in our cootie bug race, collecting bugs and eating bugs! YMCA Day and Specialty Camps IMPORTANT INFO DAY CAMPS Ages 4 to 5 years: Play Camp/6 - 12 yrs: Day Camp SPECIALTY CAMPS ages 6 to 16 FEE Y Members: $22 daily/Non-Members: $24 daily Each camp varies - see Specialty Camp Descriptions on the following page for full details. LOCATION YMCA of Owen Sound Grey Bruce DROP-OFF & PICKUP POINTS 700 10th St East, Owen Sound *Next to the grandstand at Victoria Park CAMP HOURS Programmed Camp Hours are 9am-4:15pm (drop off anytime after 8am & pick up before 5pm) Early Drop-Off (7-8am) & Late Pick-Up (5-5:30pm) is available for $2.50 / time slot / day 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 47 SUMMER CAMPS Owen Sound... where you want to live! REGISTRATION: See page 31 for details. Registration can made in person or by phone. Non-Resident fees do not apply to YMCA camps.
  • CAMP SCHEDULES AGE Week 1 July 2-5 Week 2 July 8-12 Week 3 July 15-19 Week 4 July 22-26 Week 5 Jul 29 - Aug 2 Week 6 August 6-9 Week 7 August 12-16 Week 8 August 19-23 Week 9 August 26-30 Play Camp (4-5 yrs) Day Camp (6-12 yrs) Horseback Riding (6-16yrs) Water Kids (Otter – Swimmer) (6-12yrs) Water Kids (Star 1 – Star 6) (6-12yrs) Creative Arts (6-8 yrs) (9-12yrs) Crazy Cooksters (6-8 yrs) (9-12 yrs) Outdoor Explorers (7-9yrs) (10-13yrs) Mad Scientist (7-10yrs) Lifesaving Sport (8-15yrs) MVP Sports (10-12yrs) Circus Circus (7-14yrs) Teen Adventure (13-16yrs) Junior Leaders (13-16yrs) SUMMER CAMPS MVP SPORTS (10-12 yrs) M - $150 / NM - $ 170 Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm (extended supervision is available) Drop-Off/Pick-Up at Victoria Park Grandstand We will emphasize good sportsmanship and working as a team as well as having fun. Activities this week include; soccer, floor hockey, basketball, mini golf, and more! Take a trip to the Rogers Centre on Monday to watch the Blue Jays play the Oakland Athletics. Details about the Blue Jays trip will be available at time of registration. 48 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA M = YMCA Member / NM = Non-Member * All YMCA Specialty Camps (except Play Camp, Creative Arts & Horseback Riding) include a daily swim! YMCA Specialty Camp Descriptions PLAY CAMP (4-5 years) M - $22 / NM - $24 Hours: same as day camp Drop-Off and Pick-Up at Victoria Park Grandstand This camp is an extension of our regular day camp geared to younger children. Enjoy the same weekly themes and participate in most all-camp events. Programming is tailored to younger children - the pace is a little slower with more emphasis on routines. Due to pool admission policy, campers will not have a daily swim, but will have special camp swim times posted throughout the summer. A variety of water games will be played outside to beat the heat! Efforts will be made to have a consistent staff member with this group from week to week to assist the children with activities and transitions.
  • M = YMCA Member / NM = Non-Member * All YMCA Specialty Camps (except Play Camp, Creative Arts & Horseback Riding) include a daily swim! WATER KIDS (6-12 yrs) M - $130 / NM - $140 Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm (Extended supervision is available) Drop-Off & Pick-Up at Victoria Park Grandstand Enjoy the regular fun of day camp with the added bonus of working towards another swim level! Campers receive instructional swimming lessons twice a day, plus play fun games, relays & sports in the water. We have split our camp into swim level categories (Otter-Swimmer & Star 1-6). CIRCUS CIRCUS (7-14 yrs) M - $150 / NM - $165 Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm (Extended supervision is available) Drop-Off/Pick-Up at Victoria Park Grandstand During camp your kids will learn skills that include trapeze, hoop, aerial skills, juggling, hula hoop, tight wire, clowning and more. At the end of this one-week program your kids will put on a circus show for family! Instructor Angola Murdoch is an international aerial, circus performer and received the highest level of circus coaching certificate at the National Circus School in Montreal. CREATIVE ARTS (6-8 yrs) (9-12 yrs) M - $135 / NM - $145 Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm (Extended supervision not available) Drop-Off/Pickup at Tom Thomson Art Gallery Tom Thomson Art Gallery is playing host to our camp. We will be doing some canvas painting, clay sculptures and have a visit or two from local artists. Prepare to get messy!! An afternoon art show for the parents will be held at the gallery on Friday afternoon. CRAZY COOKSTERS (6-8 yrs; 9-12 yrs) M - $140 / NM - $150 Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm (extended supervision is available) Drop-Off/Pick-Up at Victoria Park Grandstand Want to learn how to make a great meal for yourself and your family? We will make everything from appetizers to desserts. Learn about kitchen safety, nutrition and food handling. Visit a local restaurant and see what goes on behind the scenes. We will finish off with a grand sit down meal on Friday for you and a member of your family to enjoy. Bon appetite! JUNIOR LEADERS (13-16 yrs) M - $125 / NM - $135 Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm (extended supervision is available) Drop-Off and Pick-Up at Victoria Park Grandstand Have the best of both worlds: the fun of going to camp and the opportunity to be a counselor-in-training. At leadership camp, you will develop skills in leading others, grow in character and learn much more about the value in helping others and building children up. Learn about teamwork, cooperation, taking initiative, child development, how to program effectively to keep kids interested, behaviour management tips and more! Leaders will have the opportunity to be paired up with an experienced counselor and work with campers to learn first hand the joys and responsibilities of being a day camp counselor. Participation can lead to volunteer/employment oppotunities. MAD SCIENTIST (7-10 yrs) M - $100 / NM - $110 Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm (extended supervision is available) Drop-Off/Pick-Up at Victoria Park Grandstand Campers will try their hand at tricky experiments, explosive fun, and messy madness. Let’s explore all the ordinary things lying around the house and turn them into wild and whacky creations. We will also have an afternoon visit from Elephant Thoughts with excellent experiments and incredible creatures. OUTDOOR EXPLORERS (7-9 yrs) M - $130 / NM -$140 Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm (extended supervision is available) Drop-Off/Pick-Up at Victoria Park Grandstand Join us for wilderness trekking, adventure, and exploring our local environment. We’ll be learning paddling, canoeing, swimming, hiking and challenging our wilderness knowledge. Lifejackets required (provided) for all water activities as safety is always a priority. LIFESAVING SPORT (8-15 yrs) M - $100 / NM - $110 Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm (extended supervision is available) Drop-Off & Pick-Up at Victoria Park Grandstand This program offers recreational introduction to lifesaving sport skills and competitions. The Lifesaving Sport program keeps children involved in this unique program and promotes a healthy, active lifestyle. It incorporates the 6 True Sport principles: Go For It, Play Fair, Respect Others, Keep It Fun, Stay Healthy, Give Back. Content builds on learn-to-swim skills and enhances future participation in Aquatic Leadership & Lifeguard Certification Courses. TEEN ADVENTURE (13-16 yrs) M - $160 / NM - $170 Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm (extended supervision is provided) Drop-Off & Pick-Up at Victoria Park Grandstand Finding yourself a little too old for regular day camp rou- tines? This week is for you! Take a trip to the Rogers Centre on Monday to see the Blue Jays play the Oakland Athletics. We will also be hiking, canoeing, weight and fitness train- ing, and more! Different activities everyday will keep you active and having fun! On Monday the bus leaves from Victoria Park at 8:15 am sharp. HORSEBACK RIDING CAMP AT GLENDALE FARMS (6-16 yrs) Member & Non-Member Rate $250 Hours: 9am-3pm programmed hours; supervision is provided from 8:30am-4:30pm Drop-Off & Pick-Up at Glendale Farms – RR#2 Owen Sound During the week of camp your child will learn the basic skills that any rider requires. They will learn skills by being hands on in 2 lessons a day, trail riding, grooming horses and more. All campers require closed toe shoes and long pants for riding as well as a CSA approved helmet. 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 49 YMCA Specialty Camp Descriptions SUMMER CAMPS
  • 50 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA Refund Policy for Advanced Aquatic & First Aid Courses: Course fee is refundable up to 2 weeks of start date. Half of the course fee is refundable within 2 weeks of start date. No refunds will be given on or after start date except for medical reasons with a doctor’s note. All refunds are subject to a $10.00 service charge. YMCA Swimming Schedule Registration: for YMCA Pool Programs: Members: Tuesday, May 1 to April 30 at 7:00am Non-Members: Tuesday, May 8 to May 9 at 7:00am Members: you can enjoy 1 session of summer swimming lessons included in your membership. If you wish to register for additional lessons, the fee is $30.00 per session. If you are going to sign up for a second session, you must wait until the completion of your first session to do so. Please Note: summer lessons run 5 days per week for 2 weeks (Monday to Friday) ~ All Class Sizes are limited for safety considerations – register early! ~ Daytime summer swimming les- sons are also available through our ‘Water Kids’ Day Camps! For the full YMCA Pool Schedule, please refer to the Summer Program Schedule at the Y. Aquatic Leadership & Lifeguard Certification Courses (all courses held at the Y) PROGRAM DATES & TIMES YMCA Member Fee Non- Member Fee BRONZE STAR & BASIC FIRST AID (with CPR-A) Prerequisites: 11 years old by last day of course June 10-14 4:30-7:30pm $75 $125 BRONZE MEDALLION & EMERGENCY FIRST AID (with CPR-B) Prerequisites: 13 years old by last day (proof of age required first class), Bronze Star recommended July 22-26 @ 2:30-7:00pm Exam: Mon Jul 29 @ 4:30-6:30pm $135 $195 BRONZE CROSS & STANDARD FIRST AID (with CPR-C) Prerequisites: 14 years old by last day, Bronze Medallion & Emergency First Aid (proof of prerequisites required) August 19-23 @ 2:30-7:00pm Exam: Mon August 26 3:00-7:00pm $145 $205 ASSISTANT SWIMMING INSTRUCTOR (YMCA & Red Cross) Prerequisites: 15 years old by last day, Bronze Cross, 100% attendance 20 hours of volunteer instruction is required to be completedbetween July 5& Aug 26 July 2,3,4 August 27 & 28 12 noon-8pm all days $190 $230 STANDARD FIRST AID / CPR-C / AED (12 years +) Red Cross course. Certification is valid for 3 years. August 17 & 18 9am-6pm both days $130 $130 STANDARD FIRST AID / CPR-C / AED RECERT Prerequisite: Must have taken a full first aid course last time (not a recert). August 17 9am-6pm $90 $90 LEVEL SESSION July 8-19 SESSION August 12-23 NON-MEMBER FEE PRESCHOOL (L’il Dippers) LEVELS (age 6 months to 5 years) Splashers, Bubblers (6mos-3yrs + parent) 6:00-6:30pm 6:00-6:30pm $50 L’il Dippers (3-5yrs) Bobbers, Floaters Gliders, Divers, Surfers, Dippers 4:30-5:00pm 5:30-6:00pm 6:30-7:00pm 4:30-5:00pm 5:30-6:00pm 6:30-7:00pm $68 LEARN-TO-SWIM & STAR LEVELS (age 6 +) Learn to Swim Otter, Seal, Dolphin, Swimmer 5:00-5:30pm 6:00-6:30pm 6:30-7:00pm 5:00-5:30pm 6:00-6:30pm 6:30-7:00pm $72 Star 1 through 6 4:35-5:20pm 5:35-6:20pm 4:35-5:20pm 5:35-6:20pm $81 ADVANCED LEVELS / PRIVATE LESSONS Masters 4:30-5:30pm 4:30-5:30pm $87 Private Lessons 5:30-6:00pm 6:30-7:00pm 5:30-6:00pm 6:30-7:00pm M: $90 NM: $130 OTHER AQUATIC OPPORTUNITIES Parent ‘n Tot Lessons Thursdays July 4 - August 29 10:30-11:00am $45 Splashers, Bubblers (6mos-3yrs parented) Wednesdays July 3 - August 28 10:30-11:00am $45 Front Crawl/Back Crawl Stroke Clinic Wednesday July 31: 5-6pm or Thursday August 29: 6-7pm M: $5 NM: $10EBS/Breaststroke Stroke Clinic Wednesday July 31: 6-7pm Thursday August 29: 5-6pm Teen/Adult Lessons - Shallow Wednesdays July 2-Aug 28 10:30-11am $65 Teen/Adult Lessons - Deep Wednesdays July 3-Aug 28 10:30-11am Thursday, May 9Thursday, May 9
  • Owen Sound’s vision is to be a community of choice for all, distinguishable by its authenticity, natural amenities, diversity and community spirit. This spirit is exemplified by the many seniors who volunteer throughout the year for various local organizations. Helping serve breakfast to young school children, raising funds for needed medical equipment or repairing displays for the Festival of Northern Lights, seniors are one of our most valuable resources. UPCOMING EVENTS: SPRINGFEST GAMES Variety of activities for ages 55+ throughout May See page 56 for details GEORGIAN BAY GARDEN CLUB PLANT SALE Friday, May 10, Noon to 3 pm Harrison Park Community Centre Display of colourful perennial plants for sale Contact 519-416-4564 for information CONCERT IN THE PARK Mondays Evenings, Harrison Park The City Band will be presenting “Concert in the Park” at the Harrison Park Bandshell. July concerts @ 7:30 p.m.; August @ 7:15 p.m. Queens Park Bandstand June 17, 24, July 11, 25, August 8, 22 Music of many vintages and styles. Everyone Welcome! DOORS OPEN June 1 and 2 A self-guided tour of historic and interesting sites not usually open to the public. Maps available the week prior to event at Owen Sound Visitor’s Centre or City Hall. For information, call 376-4440 Ext. 1275 Volunteers to greet visitors are always needed! SENIORS’ FAIR Wednesday, June 12 – 10 am to 3 pm Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre 60+ Exhibitors, special displays, free seminars, entertainment, demonstrations and more “Hands on Interactive Room” For more information, contact the United Way 519-376-1560 OWEN SOUND 161st FALL FAIR September 5-7, Victoria Park Visit www.owensoundfallfair.com or Call 519-371-1720 for information 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 51 Seniors Activities & Services WEEKLY ACTIVITIES PROGRESSIVE BRIDGE: Mondays & Tuesdays SHUFFLEBOARD: Mondays BILLIARDS & SNOOKER: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays BAYSHORE SENIOR FRIENDSHIP CLUB Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre, 1900 3rd Avenue East, Owen Sound Valerie Muree 519-794-4107 Annual membership fee $20. Drop in for some good fellowship and daily activities from 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. Owen Sound offers a variety of activities, resources & information for those 55 plus. No matter where your passion or interest lies, there is something for everyone.
  • 52 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA SENIORS ACTIVITIES & INFO HARRISON PARK DROP-IN WEEKLY ACTIVITIES MONDAYS 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Games Day TUESDAYS 1:00 - 2:00 p.m Tai Chi 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Crokinole (2nd & 4th Tues.) WEDNESDAYS 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Pepper THURSDAYS 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Cribbage, Euchre, Wizard or Scrabble 7:00 p.m. Bible Study (call to confirm) FRIDAYS CLOSED BLUEWATER ASSOCIATION FOR LIFELONG LEARNING (BALL) P.O. 1062, Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 6K6; Website: www.bluewaterlearns.com Lynne Celhoffer, 519-794-2860 Annual membership fee $10 A group of enthusiastic adult individuals, who maintain an interest in lifelong learning. Membership fee entitles you to mailings, newsletters, advance notices of upcoming courses and events, and to attend BALL’s Annual General Meeting. WHO MAY ATTEND? Any adult who is a member and has an interest in continuing their education may register for the courses. There will be no exams or term papers to write! LECTURE COURSES: We offer fall, winter and spring courses each year, mostly six weeks in length taught by professionals in their field. Fees are kept low, making the courses accessible to everyone. The courses are held at the Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre. Please check our website for confirmation of dates, times and location. In order to register and attend any course you must: • be an adult • a paid in full member for current year, • pay full amount of the course value. DERBY PIONEER CLUB Contact Mike Fortney 519-371-8060 for information. Meets at 12 noon., the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month, at Kilsyth Community Centre. Pepper starts at 1:30pm every Monday. GREY GRANITE CLUB 727 2nd Avenue East, Owen Sound; Website: www.greygranite.com Club 519-376-3407 Paul Smith 519-534-0316 Morning Curling - Weekly: 9:30 a.m. - Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. 9:00 a.m. - Thursdays Daily Fee: $10 (must be full time or pay as you play member) League opportunities to suit everyone. HARRISON PARK SENIORS’ DROP-IN CENTRE Harrison Park, 75 2nd Avenue East, Owen Sound; 519-371-0024 (wheelchair accessible) The Seniors’ Centre is operated and staffed by volunteers. Donations to assist with operating costs are most welcome. Hours of Operation: • Activities - Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays - 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. • Secretarial Services - Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays - 9:00 a.m. - 12 noon Services provided include: • basic income tax returns for low income seniors (book appointment) • help with other forms • secretarial services (free); photocopying (small fee) • Meeting room available to seniors 50 years plus (max. 25 people; minimum rental rate)
  • 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 53 OWEN SOUND AND AREA SENIOR’S CENTRE 1852 3rd Avenue East, Owen Sound ON N4K 2M5 (McQuay Tannery Building) email: thetannery@rogers.com website: www.seniorscentreowensoundandarea.com contact: Jerrie Traynor, Executive Director, 519-376-8304 Whether you are a regular participant, a visitor, a volunteer or someone who signs up for a specific program, we offer you a warm welcome to our Seniors’ Centre Our Mission Owen Sound and Area Seniors’ Centre is a not for profit incorporated organization that provides leadership, socialization, programs and activities that encourage healthy lifestyles and independence of 55 plus adults. Our Vision To provide accessible and affordable programs and activities that encourage healthy lifestyles through community collaboration and a spirit of cooperation. Our Values To be a seniors’ centre of excellence with a solid funding base that delivers diverse programs and activities by engaging volunteers and community partners to meet the needs of the 55+ population. Our Centre is growing to meet the needs of our community. • Take advantage of the activities, programs and services we offer. • We are a resource centre that provides information about services, activities and special events located in our community. • If you have an activity planned for the 55+ age group, call us and we will be happy to help you promote your event through our website and poster board. • Check out our website for updated calendar of activities, special events and volunteer opportunities. • Ideas for new activities are welcomed and encouraged. Our Centre is a volunteer based organization. Volunteers are essential to the success of everything we do. Training is provided, see our website for more details. • Office volunteers • Volunteers to lead and/or deliver programs/activities • Board of Directors • Committee Work/ Task groups For further information please contact the Owen Sound and Area Seniors’ Centre at 519-376-8304. 50+ BOWLING LEAGUE (5 PIN) 902 10th Street West, Owen Sound Bowling held at Westside Bowl, website: www.westsidebowl.com Email: info@westsidebowl.com Contact 519-376-6020 for information. Small membership fee Annual Registration held in September; lots of social activities throughout the year including annual banquet. Enjoy this fun, low-key, non-competitive recreational activity and refreshments. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH #6 1450 2nd Avenue West, Owen Sound 519-376-7784 Email: office@rcl-brsix.com Website: www.rcl-brsix.com The Royal Canadian Legion provides a variety of activities for seniors. No membership required for seniors programs. Check the Legion’s calendar for monthly events. SILVER C’S Contact Paul Thompson 519-376-0471 Meet every Tuesday 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #6. Weekly guest speakers and refreshments provided. The Silver C’s offer volunteer services to the community. Annual membership $50. BAYSHORE WALKING GROUP The Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre upper concourse features rubberized flooring perfect for indoor walking. The Bayshore walking path is open most days except during public events (Attack Hockey games, Home Expo, etc) for your walking pleasure. An elevator takes you to the upper level where you can join others in getting some exercise and fellowship in a safe environment. 4 laps of the Upper Concourse = 1km. THE SALVATION ARMY GOLDEN AGERS SENIOR’S PROGRAM 365 14th Street West, Owen Sound; website: www.salvationarmyowensound.com 519-376-5699 Ext. 105 No need for anyone to be alone. Come for food, fun and fellowship! 50+ BOWLING WEEKLY ACTIVITIES Tuesday & Wednesday 1:00 pm 5 Pin Bowling - 50+ September to May SENIORS ACTIVITIES & INFO
  • SENIORS ACTIVITIES & INFO 54 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA Our program provides a hot nutritious meal that includes a main course of meat & vegetables, soup or salad, dinner roll, juice and dessert as well as coffee and tea. Price is $7.50/person. Meals are served at 12 Noon on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. There is something for everyone: Activities include: Line dancing, carpet bowling, shuffle- board, bus trips, sightseeing tours, ladies/men’s bible stud- ies, seniors choir, hand bells, shopping and much much more! Transportation is available upon request. HOME AND COMMUNITY SUPPORT SERVICES OF GREY BRUCE - OWEN SOUND AND AREA Main Office: St Francis Place 340 10th St E, Ste 104, Owen Sound, ON N4K 6P7 519-372-2091 or 1-800-267-3798 Community services delivered from: Heritage Mall 1350 16th St E Owen Sound, ON N4K 6N7 Website: www.hcss-gb.ca Hours: 8:30-4:30 Mon-Fri (Administration) 9:30-3:30 Tue-Fri (Day Away Program) Service Description: Provides community based services that support independence and enhance the quality of daily life for seniors, adults and their families. Self-referral for most services; set fee for some programs. Adult Day Away Program - for adults who require assistance due to chronic illness, disability, memory loss and related conditions *provides social, recreational and therapeutic activities in a supportive group setting *services include meal, transportation, blood pressure check, weight monitoring * Set fee Friendly Visiting/Telephone Reassurance - volunteers make regular visits and phone calls to clients who live in iso- lated areas and provide a friendly face/voice Housekeeping - helps with laundry, pet care, errands, shopping, routine cleaning, preparing meals, etc.* Based on individual assessment *set fee Meals on Wheels - delivers nutritious frozen meals * hot meal delivery in Owen Sound * set fee MOVING ‘GB Medical Transportation 519-370-0558 or 1-888-660-6048 - non-emergency trans- portation to medical appointments Monday to Friday * rides available on Saturday for dialysis patients *set fee Volunteer Transportation - volunteer drivers use per- sonal vehicles to transport low-risk clients to social and medi- cal appointments, shopping, banking and other personal errands * vehicles are not wheelchair accessible * set fee Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Individuals must be seniors or adults with disabilities * an assessment will be completed for all services except transportation and telephone assurance Day Away: frail elderly, individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease or other dementia and adults with physical disabilities Medical Transportation - transportation to medical appointments only, Grey or Bruce County resident, 18 years or older SERVICEONTARIO OFFICE -DRIVER & VEHICLE LICENSING 1400 1st Avenue West, Owen Sound, ON General Enquiries: 519-371-6226, 1-800-276-8097 Senior Driver Renewal Program - senior drivers, 80 years and over, are required to complete a vision test and a knowledge test and take part in a group education session every two years * some may be required to take a road test to have their in-car skills assessed * call 1-800-387-3445 to learn more. Accessible Parking Permit Program - This permit, issued to an individual, entitles the vehicle in which it is displayed to be parked in a designated accessible parking space * permit must be displayed on the dashboard or sun visor and can be moved from vehicle to vehicle. There is no fee for the permit. The individual must be medically certified by an Accessible Parking Permit program approved health practitioner. ✓Sales, Service ✓Custom Designed Systems ✓Network Design Specialists ✓Repairs & Maintenance ✓High Speed & VoIP 519-371-7787 1057 2nd Ave E. Owen Sound N4K 2N8 website: www.thebox.ca Email: info@thebox.ca
  • SENIORS ACTIVITIES & INFO 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 55 Dial 211 or 1-866-743-7818 www.211greycounty.ca www.211Ontario.ca Confidential information about: • Financial Assistance Programs • Community Groups • Social & Healthy Services • Counselling Services • Seniors Programs • Food & Housing • Support • Legal Assistance Visit: www.seniorsinfo.ca/welcome or Ontario Seniors Secretariat at: www.seniors.gov.on.ca/ Community Care Access Centre: www.ccac-ont.ca Veterans Affairs: www.veterans.gc.ca Public Health Agency: www.publichealth.gc.ca/seniors NEED HELP OR INFORMATION? SENIORS SERVICES GUIDE Smile It Improves Your Face Value! It Takes 17 Muscles To Smile... But Only One Denturist. YOUR DENTURE SPECIALIST, PETER FEIGE, DD.FCAD All Dental Plans Accepted • Full & Partial Dentures Problem Dentures • Same Day Repairs Lab On Premises • Over 30 Years Experience By Appointment Only Owen Sound Denture Clinic 253 8th St. East Owen Sound 519-371-2550 Mon. - Thurs. - Fri. 129 Main St. North Mount Forest 519-323-2331 Tues. - Weds. - Sat. 1529 9th Avenue East • Owen Sound • 519-371-6800 • www.soundspeechnhearing.com COME AND SEE ME FOR BETTER HEARING NOT HEARING WELL? CALL ME. I CAN HELP! Brian Morassutti is an Audiologist with 25 years experience and was raised in Owen Sound. 1-888-444-0741 ������ ������� ���� ���� ��� � ����� ��������� �������������������� �������������� �� ������� ���������� �������� ����� �������� �� ���� ���� � ������ ������ ����� �������������������� �������������� ������� � ���� ���� �������� ������ ����� ������ � ������� ���� ��� ���������� �������� �� ������� ������ ���� ��������� We deliver nutritious, complete meals to your home1-866-494-4333
  • SENIORS ACTIVITIES & INFO The annual Owen Sound Springfest 55+ Games are a fun and easy way to keep your mind and body healthy! Being physically active is important at every age. Challenge yourself as well as your opponent by taking part in the annual seniors games held in April/May at various locales throughout Owen Sound. Seasons Retirement Communities Presents 2013 Springfest 55+ Games REGISTRATION Owen Sound City Hall Service Counter, Monday-Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm AWARDS BANQUET Presented by Seasons Retirement Community Tuesday June 4th – Social 5:30 pm; Banquet 6:00 pm, with entertainment to follow Royal Canadian Legion, 1450 2nd Ave W., Owen Sound Thank you to our 2013 MAJOR SPONSORS SEASONS RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES OWEN SOUND FOODLAND For further information, contact Brenda Dailey, 519-376-4440 Ext. 1254 SPRINGFEST 55+ GAMES April - May, 2013 The City of Owen Sound thanks the following Event Sponsors for this year’s games SPONSOR EVENT DATE Summit Place Shuffleboard Friday May 3 Brian E. Wood Funeral Home Ladder golf Tuesday, May 28 Owen Sound Attack Contract Bridge Tuesday, May 27 RBC Royal Bank Washer Toss Wednesday, May 22 RBC Royal Bank Lawnbowling Thursday, May 30 Georgian Bay Hearing Aids Euchre Wednesday, May 8 Debbie Aiken Financial Advisor/Owner, Walking/Walking Relay Thursday, May 16 The Co-Operators Harrison Park Seniors Centre Mini Golf Friday, May 24 Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Aux.Br.6 Darts Thursday, May 2 Seasons Retirement Community Cribbage Monday, May 13 Brian E. Wood Funeral Home Crokinole Thursday, May 9 Fettes Travel Plus Pepper Tuesday, May 14 Brian E. Wood Funeral Home Scrabble Wednesday, May 15 Fettes Travel Plus 5 PIN Bowling April 15 - 17 56 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA
  • 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 57 R.R. #1, Shallow Lake 519-376-7156 Graham & Joanne Cunliffe pawsawhile@amtelecom.net Indoor/Outdoor Runs - 3 Walks Daily Boarding Kennels for Dogs Ultrasound Kennels Doberman Pinschers, Miniature & Standard Schnauzers. BOARDING & GROOMING 37 years of business Ron McCartney & Family R.R. 4, Owen Sound 519-794-3456 email: ultrasoundkennel@gmail.com SUNDAYS @ 7PMSUNDAYS @ 7PM   Visitor Centre, 1st Ave.WVisitor Centre, 1st Ave.W      June 23, 30June 23, 30   July  7, 14, 21, 28July  7, 14, 21, 28   August 4, 11August 4, 11  
  • 58 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA FROM AGER DOWNTOWN OWEN SOUND (519) 371-9662 (Ask For Jan) www.fromagermusic.com GUITAR LESSONS Lessons available for Piano, Bass, Drum • Acoustic • Electric • Classical • Finger Style St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church & Missions 554 - 15th St. East Owen Sound For Information on all Masses call 519-376-0778 Also serving Parishes in Chatsworth, Hepworth, Lion’s Head, Meaford, Sauble Beach, Tobermory & Wiarton ST. ANDREW’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (by the Library) 864 1st Ave. West, Owen Sound, 519-376-7886 www.standrewsowensound.org 9:00 and 10:30 a.m. Worship Sunday School For ages 2 to Grade 8. Call the church office for summer ours EVERYONE WELCOME CALVARY Evangelical Missionary Church “Alive in the Spirit ~ Anchored in the Word” ~ EVERYONE WELCOME ~ Join us Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. … for relevant Bible-based messages and contemporary Praise & Worship. (Children’s Church & Nursery during the Service) 655 10th St. West 519-376-4179 Visit: www.calvaryemc.com CENTRAL WESTSIDE UNITED 310 10th Street West Owen Sound - 519-376-8319 www.centralwestside.ca 10:30 a.m. Worship Sunday School ages 3+ For Free Bus Service call- First Student 519-376-5712 ‘Faith Books +’ Resource Centre open Tues 2-6 p.m, Thurs 12-4 p.m. Sept. to June 519-376-8319 x24 GEORGIAN SHORES UNITED CHURCH 997 4th Ave. East, Box 774, Owen Sound N4K 5W9 519-376-3890 www.georgianshoresuc.org Join us for worship Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Children’s Worship and Nursery are available EVERYONE WELCOME!
  • 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 59 The Alliance Church, Kendall Schmitke www.alliancechurch.net 440 7th Ave East, N4K 2X3 376-2026 Baha’i Faith bahaiowensound@bmts.com 371-4608 Beth Ezekiel Synagogue www.bethezekiel.org 313 11th St East, N4K 1V1 371-1800 British Methodist Episcopal Church Rev. Oriel Licorish 245 11th St West, N4K 3S9 376-9175 Calvary Evangelical Missionary Church www.calvaryemc.com Rev. Mary Turner, 655 10th St West, N4K 3R8 376-4179 Central Westside United Church Rev. David Shearman www.centralwestside.ca 310 10th St West, N4K 3R5 376-8319 Church of Christ Brian Thompson www.owensoundcofc.com 835 10th Ave East, N4K 3H8 376-6702 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 490 2nd Ave South East, N4K 5T1 376-2482 Church of the Nazarene 386 10th St East, N4K 1S6 376-0688 Community of Christ www.communityofchrist.ca 2555 8th Ave. W. N4K 5M9 371-2110 Crossroads Victory Church Pastors Dave & Wendy Mathieu www.crossroadsvictorychurch.org 885 19th St West, N4K 6V5 371-2389 Cornerstone Youth Centre Andrew Scholl www.rayministries.ca 824 3rd Ave East, Unit 102, N4K 2K5 372-1077 Evangelical Baptist Church Rev. David Robins 895 7th St East, N4K 1K2 376-1221 First Baptist Church 990 4th Ave East, N4K 2P1 376-2692 First Christian Reformed Church www.owensoundcrc.com 201 4th Ave West, N4K 4V1 376-2787 First United Church Rev. Kristal McGee www.firstunited-os.com 435 21st St West, N4K 4E5 376-1736 Georgian Shores United Church www.georgianshoresuc.org 997 4th Ave East, N4K 5W9 376-3890 Gospel Hall Don Curry 912 9th Ave East, N4K 3E7 371-9564 Grey Bruce Health Services Pastoral Care/Chaplains 1400 8th St East, N4K 5N8 376-2121, Ext. 2889 Grey Presbytery Resource Centre 310 10th St West, N4K 3R5 371-3672 Kemble United Church Rev. Joanne Hedge General Delivery, R R 2 N0H 1S0 371-9159 Kilsyth United Church RR 3, Box 16, N4K 5N5 371-2476 Lutheran Church of Our Saviour www.lcosos.ca, Rev Christie Morrow-Wolfe 1049 4th Ave West, N4K 4W1 376-9710 New Apostolic Church 1625 9th Ave East, N4K 6S2 372-2612 Owen Sound Canadian Reformed Church www.oschurch.ca Rev. Moesker, RR 3 #177551 Conc 5, N4K 5N5 371-7341 Ray Ministries www.rayministries.ca 372-1077 Rockcliffe Gospel Temple & Happy Hearts Daycare www.rockcliffe.org 10 4th Ave West, N4K 5W9 376-1284 St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Rev. Dana Benson www.standrewowensound.org 864 1st Ave West, N4K 4M6 376-7886 St. George’s Anglican Church www.stgeorgesos.com PO Box 452, 1049 4th Ave East, N4K 5P7 376-3287 St. Mary & the Missions Rev. David Reilander www.stmarysandthemissions.ca 554 15th St East, N4K 1X3 376-0778 St. Thomas Anglican Church 1331 4th Ave West, N4K 4W9 376-4986 Salvation Army Citadel 365 14th St West, N4K 5P7 376-5699 Sarawak United Church RR 2, N0H 1S0 371-9159 Seventh-Day Adventist Church 122442 Grey Rd 5, Waverly Heights, N4K 5P1371-1722 South End Fellowship Baptist Church Pastor Mark Lowrie www.southendchurch.com 400 2nd Ave South East, N4K 5P3 376-1550 Trinity Christian Church Mr. David Campbell www.trinitychristianowensound.com 1735 4th Ave West, N4K 1G7 371-3647 Trinity United Church 303234 Sideroad 33, Annan N0H 1B0 376-5460 Faith Groups
  • 60 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA Contact us for more information. 519-888-4856 or 1-877-ESQ-KIDS (377-5437) esqinfo@uwaterloo.ca esq.uwaterloo.ca Engage with science and engineering this summer. Programming available for kids in grades 1-3 and 4-6. Coming to your community July 29 to August 2. 1-877-ESQ-KIDS A fun and exciting hands-on learning experience. Engage with science and engineering A fun and exciting A fun and exciting hands-onhands-on A partnership between the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Science. Engineering Science Quest is a proud member of Actua. C001437_ACTIVITYGUIDE_OWENSOUND ���� ����� � ����������� (519) 376 - 4066 ������������������������� Musical Theatre Camp July 2 - 12 TheatreKids Camps July 15 - 19 & Aug.19 - 23 Improv and Comedy Camp August 26 - 30
  • 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 61 This season The Roxy Theatre shines the spotlight on an amazing lineup of family-friendly shows, workshops, summer camps and much more, including a special search to find the region’s most talented children for a life-changing stage opportunity… On May 4th fulfill every child’s fantasy to run off and join the circus with Motus O Dance Theatre’s Circus Terrifico! May 12th, it’s a Mother’s Day outing fit for a queen with Leisa Way’s You Give Me Fever, a classic tribute to Hollywood and jazz icon Peggy Lee. On May 24th, dance across the pond with The Lemon Bucket Orkestra, the Balkan-Gypsy-party-punk super band! June 6-15, OSLT presents Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, a trivial comedy for serious people. And June 23rd, join us for The Fung-Chui Duo, a dynamic, crowd- pleasing four-hands-one-piano duo. Do you know an 8-12 year old boy or girl made for the stage? Announcing OSLT’s search for Cosette and Gavroche, pivotal roles in our November musical, Les Miserables! Cosette is about 10 years old and sings “Castle on a Cloud.” Gavroche is a street urchin of about 12 years of age and sings “Little People.” On May 25th, we will offer a four- hour vocal workshop for youth to prepare for auditions and the opportunity of a lifetime! This July, Christy’s Stage Door offers two musical theatre camps. July 1-12, youth ages 8-16 will find the Curtains Up! Learn songs, choreography, character development and vocal technique and perform a musical. July 15-26, youth ages 13-18 can experience the Triple Threat Boot Camp developing professional standards of Broadway. August 9th, get dirty with the Mudtown Music & Arts Festival (formerly OTHERfolk Festival), showcasing the best in cutting edge contemporary Canadian music. September and October, step into a musical time capsule with the Hats Off Tribute Series, featuring The History of Rock & Soul, a Roy Orbison Tribute, and Replay – The Beatles! Your seat awaits! Visit www.roxytheatre.ca or call us at 519-371-2833 or 1-888-446-ROXY. The Tall Ships® are Coming! Mark your calendar...the Tall Ships are coming to Owen Sound August 16-18! It’s going to be a great weekend, there are 16 stops in Ontario during the Tall Ships 1812 TOUR commemorat- ing the War of 1812 Bicentennial. Owen Sound is proud to be one of the Ports along the route. Your boarding pass gives you access to: Purchase your 2-day pass early so you don’t miss out on all the fun! For tickets and more info: 519.376.1440 ext 1223 tallships@owensound.ca www.tallshipsowensound.com  Deck Tours  Visits on all Tall Ships  War of 1812 Bicentennial Displays  Live Theatre Performances  Summerfolk Performances ~ Tall Ships Tent  Local Musicians  10% off Souvenirs  $5.00 discount on Summerfolk tickets 866.908.9090
  • Clubs & Organizations AGRICULTURE Owen Sound Farmers’ Market www.owensoundfarmersmarket.ca 371-3433 Owen Sound Agricultural Society www.owensoundfallfair.com 371-1720 Sydenham Agriculture Society Fred Manning 371-6828 AUTOMOTIVE Antique & Classic Car Club of Canada - Bluewater Region - Wayne Hynd 376-6787 AVIATION Owen Sound Billy Bishop Regional Airport www.owensoundairport.com 371-6936 Owen Sound Flight Services www.wiartonaviation.ca 534-9433 Owen Sound Barnstormers Ken Robinson 371-3457 (Radio-Controlled Model Airplane Club) CONSERVATIONISTS/NATURALISTS Grey Sauble Conservation Foundation www.greysauble.on.ca 376-3076 Owen Sound Field Naturalists Club www.osfn.ca 376-2775 Owen Sound Young Naturalists’ Club www.greysauble.on.ca 376-3076 Ext 224 Salmon Spectacular www.sydenhamsportsmen.com 519-376-2369 Sydenham Bruce Trail Club www.sydenhambrucetrail.ca 519-395-4935 Sydenham Sportsmen’s Association www.sydenhamsportsmen.com Mike Prebost 376-7368 or clubhouse 376-7177 Tom Thomson Trail Group www.tomthomsontrail.com info@tomthomsontrail.com CRAFTS Bluewater Quilter’s Guild Joyce Johnson 371-5247 or Debbie Gill 372-0823 Georgian Bay Origami Club Mike Tettenborn 371-9820 Owen Sound Artists Co-op www.osartistsco-op.com 371-0479 Pottawatomi Spinners’ & Weavers’ Guild www.OHS.on.ca 371-5017 DANCE Canadian Step Dance Kelly Maw 371-6953 Fiddlefern Country Dancers www.fiddlefern.net 372-9151 Line Dancing moovers.shakers@rogers.com 371-9766 Mijka Hooper Dancemakers www.dancemakers.ca 371-7962 Anne Milne School of Dance www.annmilnedance.ca 371-0341 Sound Steppers Charlie McClure 376-8530 FITNESS FACILITIES Days Inn Owen Sound gmdaysinn@bmts.com 376-1551 OT Sports Conditioning www.otconditioning.com 375-6561 Owen Sound & Area Family www.ymcaowensound.on.ca 376-0484 & Health Fitness & Recreation Sportmakers Fitness & Training www.sportmakers.ca 376-4991 Stonetree Golf & Fitness Club www.stonetree.on.ca 376-7899 GARDEN CLUBS Georgian Bay Garden Club www.georgianbargardenclubinowensound.com 519-416-4564 Grey County Gardeners Yvette Hill 794-0854 Grey County Master Gardeners www.mggreycounty@yahoo.ca 372-0350 Rural Gardens of Grey Bruce Jan Chamberlain 371-4746 HERITAGE Billy Bishop Home & Museum www.billybishop.org 371-0031 Grey County Historical Society Janet Iles 376-2105 Grey Roots Museum & Archives www.greyroots.com 376-3690 or 1-877-473-9766 Municipal Heritage www.owensound.ca 376-4440 Ext 1275 Ontario Genealogical Society www.bruceandgreygeneology.com 935-2466 - Bruce & Grey Branch Owen Sound Marine & Rail Museum www.marinerail.com 371-3333 HOBBIES & GAMES Baker St. Women’s Club-Bridge Nancy McComb 371-4951 Bruce County Astronomical Society www.bcastronomy.com 371-9911 Georgian Bay Amateur Radio Club www.gbarc.ca Georgian Bay Lacemakers Group Jane Dobinson 376-7309 Grey Bruce Chess Club www.gbchessclub.org 372-0265 Owen Sound Duplicate Bridge Club www.bmts.com/~littlebear/ 376-6852 (Mon/Wed) Owen Sound Stamp Club Bob Ford 376-4788 Roundhouse Model Railroad Club Ron Prout 376-5012 The Grey-Bruce Writers Paula Niall 372-0225 Thursday Night Bridge Club Ken Skinner 422-2206 MUSIC Georgian Bay Folk Society www.summerfolk.org 371-2995 Grey County Kiwanis Festival of Music www.kiwanismusicfestival.net 378-8235 Georgian Bay Symphony www.georgianbaysymphony.ca 372-0212 Queen’s Bush Bluegrass Club www.queensbush.ca 534-5923 MUSIC - BAND Claverhouse Junior Pipe Band John Graham 371-3419 Georgian Bay Caledonia Pipe Band www.gbcpipeband.com 376-4166 Grey County Highlander Pipe Band Jack Sinclair 886-0104 Owen Sound & District Pipes & Drums Perry Prescott 376-3136 Owen Sound City Band www.owensoundcityband.org 371-3265 Salvation Army Band www.salvationarmyowensound.com 376-5699 MUSIC-CHORAL Encore - “Barbershop Harmony” Bill Strang 534-3705 Georgian Bay Children’s Choir www.gbcc.ca 373-2732 Georgian Bay Concert Choir www.georgianbayconcertchoir.org 371-5890 Happy Songsters Choir Evelyn Robson 376-7551 Owen Sound Children’s Chorus www.owensoundchildrenschorus.com 371-6559 Sweet Adelines, Bluewater Chorus www.bluewatersweetadelines.com 371-3918 NATIVE CULTURE Great Lakes Métis Council www.greatlakesmetis.com 370-0435 M’Wikwedong Native Cultural www.mwikwedong.com 371-1147 Resource Centre Piyak Ootihi Drummers and Singers Susan Schank 376-7630 Restoring the Circle Rev. Claire Miller 376-4986 PROFESSIONAL Huron Grey Bruce Dental Hygenists Mary Dawson 376-4244 Owen Sound & District Dental Nurses Becky Azzano 371-5473 & Assistants Assoc. Community Group Contact Telephone Community Group Contact Telephone 62 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA
  • 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 63 CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Community Group Contact Telephone Community Group Contact Telephone RECREATION FACILITIES City of Owen Sound-Recreation Services www.owensound.ca 376-1440 Owen Sound & Area Family Y, www.ymcaowensound.on.ca 376-0484 Health, Fitness & Recreation SELF HELP/ SUPPORT Alcoholics Anonymous & Al-Anon 376-4193 Family Groups - Owen Sound Grey Bruce Breast Cancer Support Group 376-9258 The Mood Disorder Information www.mhagb.ca 371-4551 & Support Group In the Beginning Lactation Services Patricia Roppel-Keeling 377-9725 La Leche League Canada Owen Sound www.lllc.ca 377-4931 Mother’s Against Drunk Driving www.madd.ca/greynorthbruce Work 371-5567 (MADD) Grey North Bruce Multiple Sclerosis Ontario Division www.mssociety.ca/ontario 1-800-268-7582 Ontario Early Years www.ontarioearlyyears.ca 376-8808 or Bayview School 371-7034 Ontario Lupus Association www.lupusontario.org 1-877-240-1099 Second Chance Kids Joanne Chapman 371-9650 TOPS Club Inc. www.tops.org 364-2810 Weight Watchers www.888-3-florine.com 1-800-461-2246 SERVICE & SOCIAL CLUBS Beta Sigma Phi Ontario Laureate Janice Flucker 371-3344 Epsilon-Epsilon Bridge-Baker St. Women’s Club Nancy McComb 371-0196 Canadian Federation of University Women,www.cfuwowensound.com Owen Sound & Area Catholic Women’s League of St. Mary Vicki Lee 226-668-1063 of the Assumption Christian Women’s Pat Edwards 376-0451 Prayer Connection Kiwanis Club of Owen Sound www.kiwanisowensound.com 1-866-317-6204 Knights of Columbus-Council 2092 James Hachey 376-0245 Loyal Orange Association, Mrs. Alton Hart 376-9964 Ladies’ Orange Benevolent Association O.S.C.V.I. Alumni Association Styn Furness 376-9423 Optimist Club, Sydenham & District Wes McLean 376-5929 Owen Sound Comm-R-ettes Sheila Clark 371-0562 Owen Sound Hebrew Community, www.bethezekiel.org 376-8774 Beth Ezekiel Synagogue Owen Sound Lions Club Sue Noble 371-3065 Owen Sound Scenic City Lions Club Evelyn Barnes 371-5657 Quota International of Grey-Bruce (Silver Q) www.quota.org 376-6200 Quota International of Owen Sound www.quota.org 371-3921 Ramoca Shrine Club Ron Todd 372-2229 Rotary Club of Owen Sound www.owensoundrotary.ca 375-7033 Royal Canadian Legion Branch #6 www.rcl-brsix.com 376-7784 Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary Mary Mahar 372-9847 Scenic City Order of Good Cheer Bill Jackson 371-8597 Silver Cs of Owen Sound Paul Thompson 376-0471 Welcome Wagon Representative www.welcomewagon.ca 371-3094 Zonta Club of Owen Sound & Area www.zontaowensound.ca 371-1143 SERVICE & SOCIAL CLUBS-MEN’S CLUBS Crescent Athletic Club 372-9000 North Star Masonic Lodge #322 Larry Stuck 376-1516 St. George’s Masonic Lodge-Bruce District Brad Crawford 371-9309 SERVICE & SOCIAL CLUBS-WOMEN’S INSTITUTES Grey North District & Branch Groups Myrna Casemore 376-1187 Kemble Women’s Institute Freda Henry 371-1638 Keward Women’s Institute Lois Johnson 794-2514 Kilsyth North Derby Women’s Institute Marie Mundle 371-9153 Massie Women’s Institute Marilyn Bergman 794-4109 North Grey Women’s Institute Marion Koepke 376-9849 SPORTS GROUPS Owen Sound Sports Hall of Fame Ted Kean 371-1808 Owen Sound Badminton Club Bill Van Trigt 376-6084 BALL Ladies Recreational Fastball League Shawna Barber 372-2547 Ladies Slo Pitch Tracey Daciw 534-9606 Owen Sound Men’s Slo Pitch League www.owensoundslopitch.com 371-5436 Owen Sound Minor Baseball (hardball) www.osmba.ca 371-9206 Owen Sound Recreation Minor Softball/Fastball Tom Waller 371-0734 Owen Sound Men’s Fastball Association Paul White 376-7831 BASKETBALL Owen Sound Minor Basketball Dave Skelton 376-9554 BOATING Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary www.ccg-gcc.gc.ca 416-463-7283 -Transport Canada Boating Safety Georgian Yacht Club www.georgianyachtclub.on.ca 371-0399 International Shipmaster’s Association Seann O’Donoughue 371-2723 Georgian Bay Huronia Lodge 15 Learn to Sail, Kayak www.jancaldwellaquatics.ca 376-0746 Owen Sound Power & Sail Squadron www.cps-ecp.ca/owensound 371-2264 Owen Sound Rowing Club www.osrowingclub.com osrowing@gmail.com BOWLING Westside Bowling Leagues www.westsidebowl.com 376-6020 BROOMBALL Ladies Broomball – Desboro/Keady Cheryl Dyer 934-2161 CURLING Blue Water Curling Club www.bluewatercurlingclub.com 371-4778 or 376-9564 Blue Water Curling Club John Bittorf 371-1109 - Junior Program ages 7-18 Grey Granite Curling Club www.greygranite.com 376-3407 Grey Granite Seniors Morning Curling Paul Smith 534-0316 CYCLING Owen Sound Cycling Club www.owensoundcycling.ca 379-6383 DARTS Georgian Triangle Pub Dart League Pat Osborne 376-5116 794-3929794-3929
  • Community Group Contact Telephone Community Group Contact Telephone CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS 64 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA EQUESTRIAN Georgian Bay Hunter/Jumper Circuit Dru MacGregor 794-0880 Georgian Riding Association for 372-2721 Challenged Equestrians (GRACE) Melody Acres Training Centre www.melodyacres.com 372-2527 FISHING Owen Sound Salmon Spectacular Fred Geberdt 376-2369 or Mike Prebost 376-7368 Sydenham Sportsmen’s www.sydenhamsportsmen.com 376-7368 Association Inc. or clubhouse 376-7177 GYMNASTICS Owen Sound Satellites www.satellitesgymnastics.com 371-7233 Gymnastics Club HIKING Sydenham Bruce Trail Club www.sydenhambrucetrail.ca 823-8094 HOCKEY Owen Sound Girl’s Hockey www.owensoundgirlshockey.com 376-2236 Owen Sound Attack Jr. ‘A’ Hockey www.attackhockey.com 371-7452 Owen Sound Men’s Rec Hockey www.owensoundhockey.ca 371-5436 Owen Sound Minor Hockey Group www.owensoundminorhockey.com 371-2023 Puffer’s Hockey League Mel O’Neill 379-0913 HUNTING Sydenham Sportsmen’s www.sydenhamsportsmen.com Association Inc. Clubhouse 376-7177 KENNEL CLUBS Grey Bruce Kennel & www.greybrucekennelclub.com 794-3303 Obedience Club LACROSSE Minor Lacrosse www.osml.ca 477-9552 Owen Sound Jr. ‘B’ Lacrosse www.owensoundjrblacrosse.com 372-1681 LAWN BOWLING Roselawn Lawnbowling Club Marie Mills 376-8597 MARTIAL ARTS Blue Crane Martial Arts www.bluecranemartialarts.com 371-0991 Grey-Bruce Ryusei Karate-D www.ryusei-karate.com 371-5187 or 364-0288 PIGEON RACING Owen Sound Racing Pigeon Club www.crpu.ca 389-6552 REVOLVER Revolver Club www.osrevolverclub.com 371-2276 RINGETTE Owen Sound Ringette Association www.owensoundringette.com 371-6554 ROWING Owen Sound Rowing Club www.osrowingclub.com 376-1173 SKATING Owen Sound Figure Skating Club www.owensoundskating.com 372-2946 SKIING Owen SoundCross Country Ski Club www.owensound.org/ski 376-8046 Jack Rabbit Cross Country SkiProgram Andrea Graham 376-5175 SNOWMOBILE Eastside Snowmobile Club www.owensoundsnowmobiling.com 371-2281 Grey Bruce Snowmobile Trails Inc. www.gbst.on.ca 376-6424 Stoney Keppel Snowmobile Club www.stoneykeppelriders.com 376-1729 SOCCER Owen Sound Minor Soccer www.owensoundminorsoccer.ca 372-1036 & Indoor Owen Sound United Men’s Team Jim McManaman 376-3881 Adult Recreational Soccer Jim McManaman 376-3881 (men & women teams) SWIMMING City of Owen Sound 376-1440 (summer lessons & pool rentals) Jan Caldwell Aquatics www.jancaldwellaquatics.ca 376-0746 Owen Sound & Area Family Y www.ymcaowensound.on.ca 376-0484 Owen Sound Aquatic Club www.bmts.com/~osac/ 371-SWIM (7946) VOLLEYBALL Hillcrest Co-ed Volleyball-Thursdays Sharon & Gary Henderson 371-3874 Thursday Ladies Recreational OSCVI Lynn Vanwyck 371-0030 Monday Co-Ed Competitive Volleyball Lyndsay Brooks 226-665-0062 OSCVI Womens Competitive Tuesday Volleyball Anita Horning 934-3047 OSCVI Couples Volleyball - Mondays WHSS School Board 363-2014 Ext 2007 Ladies Volleyball - Tuesdays WHSS Alissa Angel 378-4755 Co-ed Volleyball - Mondays WHSS Marlene Bell 376-5274 SENIORS Bayshore Senior Friendship Club Alfred Warias 372-0422 Bluewater Association for Lifelong www.bluewaterlearns.com 376-5146 Learning (BALL) Derby Pioneer Club Mike Fortney 371-8060 Grey Granite Club www.greygranite.com 376-3407 Harrison Park Seniors’Drop-in Centre 371-0024 McQuay Tannery Seniors’Centre thetannery@rogers.com 376-8304 Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 6 www.rcl-brsix.com 376-7784 Salvation Army Golden Agers www.salvationarmyowensound.com 376-5699 ext 105 Springfest Games - City of Owen Sound www.owensound.ca 376-4440 ext 1254 Silver C’s Paul Thompson 376-0471 SPECIAL OLYMPICS Owen Sound & District Special Olympics Terry Graham 376-6020 TAI CHI Taoist Tai Chi Society™ www.taoist.org/collingwood 371-5763 TWIRLERS/MAJORETTES Grey Bruce Twirlers & Majorette Corp Group Cindy Stevenson 371-5068 Owen Sound Lions Twirlettes owensoundlionstwirlettes@facebook 371-3065 THEATRE Owen Sound Little Theatre 371-2833 or 1-888-446-7699 Roxy Theatre www.roxytheatre.ca 371-2833 or 1-888-446-7699 Valerie Murree 794-4107Valerie Murree 794-4107
  • CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Community Group Contact Telephone Community Group Contact Telephone 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 65 Sheatre Joan Chandler 534-3039 YOGA Yoga Lessons Doris Fraser 371-5834 Trillium Arts Healing Centre www.trilliumhealingarts.ca 372-9212 YMCA of OwenSound Grey Bruce www.ymcaowensound.on.ca 376-0484 YOUTH 167 RC Air Cadets Squadron www.aircadetleague.on.ca 538-1371 (Air Marshal Bishop, VC) Ext. 6942 42 Royal Canadian Army Cadet League Capt. Jason Mervyn 538-1371 (Grey Simcoe Foresters) Ext. 6945 Awana-Ultimate Adventure for Kids Calvary Missionary Church 376-4179 C.G.I.T. www.standrewowensound.org 376-7886 Girl Guides of Canada Mary Hewitson 376-3495 (Brownies, Sparks, Guides, PathFinders, Rangers) Scouts Canada, Owen Sound Nora Bugeaud 377-0786 (Beavers, Cubs, Scouts) Youth Bowling Council Bryan MacMurray 376-6020 YMCA of Owen Sound Grey Bruce www.ymcaowensound.on.ca 376-0484 Health Fitness & Recreation - 700 10th St. E. 376-0484 Community & Employment Services, Housing - 648 2nd Ave East 371-9230 Employment Resource Centre - 1450 1st Ave West 371-9222 Presquile Rotary Youth Camp YMCA 376-0484 The City of Owen Sound will soon be unveiling an interactive online Geographic Information System (GIS) web mapping application to the community, providing citizens with essential information available anywhere in the world with a computer and internet connection. GIS is a computer based technology that captures, stores, analyzes and manages all types of geographic data. GIS uses precise location on the earth’s surface to relate data. This innovative web-based application will feature a visual portal that allows citizens to easily access a range of data and property based information. It will explore and highlight the different aspects of the city revealing more details as you zoom in. The street view tool will let you look beyond the map, pulling up detailed property information and showing Google street level imagery respectively. The aerial photography layer will let you see a snapshot of the real world in the spring of 2010. • Airphotos • Bus Routes (with links to Schedules) • Civic Addresses • Elevations • Fire Hydrant Locations • Hydrology (Waterlines, Water bodies) • Parking (Metered and Lot Information) • Roads • Schools • Trails • Waste Management (Garbage Collections Schedule, Bag Purchasing Tag Locations) • Zoning (with links to Zoning Bylaw) Geographic Information Systems THE FOLLOWING ARE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TYPE OF INFORMATION THAT THE CITY OF OWEN SOUND WILL BE OFFERING TO ITS CITIZENS WITHIN THE INTERACTIVE WEB MAPPING APPLICATION:
  • ANIMAL HEALTH Canadian Food Inspection www.inspection.gc.ca 376-9772 /Animal Programs Grey Bruce Animal Shelter www.gb-animalshelter.com 372-1911 Owen Sound Animal Shelter www.bmts.com/~osas 372-1123 or emergency Pager 373-5721 BUSINESS Business Enterprise Centre www.owensound.ca 371-3232 Downtown Improvement Area www.owensounddia.com 376-9225 Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Sport 881-1081 or 1-800-265-5520 Owen Sound & District www.oschamber.com 376-6261 Chamber of Commerce CHILD CARE & NURSERY Brooke Montesorri Toddler School www.brookemontessoriowensound.com 376-3447 Grey County Child Care Listings www.grey.ca/health-social-services 376-7324 Happy Hearts Day Care Centre www.rockcliffe.org 376-1284 Inglenook Creche Childcare Centre Inc. 371-9471 Le Jardin Des Decouvertes www.jardinedescouvertes.com 371-4411 Family Y Day Care Services www.ymcaowensound.on.ca 372-2142 Riverforest Montessori School www.riverforestmontessori.com 371-2313 Salvation Army Day Care Centre 371-5991 Unity House Nursery School 371-0141 Wooden Hill Child Care Centre (La Colline de Bois) www.woodenhill.ca 376-6952 CRIME PREVENTION Block Parents www.owensoundpolice.com 376-9812 Ext. 142 Crime Stoppers of Grey Bruce Inc. www.crimestop-gb.org 1-800-222-8477 or 371-6078 DOCUMENTS Service Ontario Centre www.serviceontario.ca 1-800-267-8097 -Birth Certificates, Forms or 371-6226 Ontario Health Insurance www.gov.on.ca/health 1-888-376-5197 Plan - Health Card Ministry of Consumer Services www.serviceontario.ca 371-6226 Passports available at local travel www.ppt.gc.ca 1-800-567-6868 agencies, Canada Post, Government Offices or Heritage Mall location Service Canada Centre (Heritage Mall) www.servicecanada.gc.ca 1-800-206-7218 -Social Insurance #s EDUCATION Brooke Montessori Toddler School www.brookemontessoriowensound.com 376-3447 Bluewater District School Board www.bwdsb.on.ca 363-2014 Bruce Grey Catholic District School Board www.bgcdsb.org 364-5820 Conseil Scolaire De District Des www.csdecso.on.ca/bienvenue 371-0627 Ecoles Catholiques Du Sud Ouest – Ecole Saint Dominque-Savio Georgian College www.georgianc.on.ca 376-0840 Riverforest Montessori School www.riverforestmontessori.com 371-2313 Timothy Christian School of Owen Sound www.tcsowensound.com 371-9151 Victory Christian Academy www.crossroadsvictorychurch.org 371-2389 EMPLOYMENT Job Connect-Apprenticeship www.iwantajob.ca 1-705-722-1505 -Georgian College Employment Resource Centre 371-9222 Apprenticeship Programs www.georgianc.on.ca 1-866-224-9232 Grey Owen Sound Social & Family Services www.greycounty.ca 376-7324 Ministry of Training, www.edu.gov.on.ca 376-5790 Colleges and Universities or 1-800-838-9468 Ontario Disability Support www.mcss.gov.on.ca 376-1951 or 1-800-265-3790 Ontario Works www.grey.ca 376-7324 or 1-800-265-3119 YMCA of Owen Sound Grey Bruce www.ymcaowensound.on.ca 371-9222 Community & Employment Services or 1-800-265-3711 vpi-Complete Employment Solutions www.vpi-inc.com 881-4900 Workplace Safety & Insurance Board www.wsib.on.ca 1-800-265-2570 ENVIRONMENT 24 hour Spill Reporting 1-800-268-6060 Grey Sauble Conservation Authority www.greysauble.on.ca 376-3076 Ministry of Environment Owen Sound Area www.ene.gov.on.ca 371-2901 or 1-800-265-3783 Ministry of Natural Resources www.mnr.gov.on.ca 376-3860 Niagara Escarpment Commission www.escarpment.org 559-3340 Ontario Clean Water Agency www.ocwa.com 1-800-667-6292 FAMILY SERVICES Bruce Grey Child and Family Services www.bgcfs.ca 371-4453 Community Mediation Centre 371-0473 Mental Health Crisis Line of Grey & Bruce 1-877-470-5200 Grey County Children’s Services www.grey.ca 376-7324 Keystone-Child, Youth & Family Services www.keystonebrucegrey.org 371-4773 Kids Help Phone www.kidshelpphone.ca 1-800-668-6868 Ontario Early Years Centre www.ontarioearlyyears.ca 376-8808 Owen Sound & Area Family Y www.ymcaowensound.on.ca 376-0484 Participation Lodge www.participationlodge.com 794-3201 & Community Services Partners in Process Equine Learning Centre www.partnersinprocess.ca 372-2527 Sexual Assault Centre of Grey Bruce - 24-hr Help 376-2121 Ext 2458 The Women’s Centre www.thewomenscentre.org Crisis 371-1600 (Grey & Bruce) or 1-800-265-3722 Women’s House Serving Bruce & Grey www.whsbg.on.ca 1-800-265-3026 Victim Services of Bruce Grey & Owen Sound www.victim-services.com Crisis1-866-376-9852 Victim/Witness Assistance Program 376-8927 (Ministry of Attorney General) Victim Support Line 1-888-579-2888 FINANCIAL/INCOME Bruce County Social Services www.brucecounty.on.ca 881-0431 Canada Customs & Revenue Agency www.cra-arc.gc.ca 1-800-959-8281 Credit Counselling for Grey Bruce www.debtontario.com 519-273-1020 or 1-800-268-0903 Grey County Social Services www.grey.ca 376-7324 or 1-800-265-3119 Guaranteed Annual Income System (GAINS) www.fin.gov.on.ca 1-866-668-8297 Health Canada www.hc-sc.gc.ca 1-866-225-0709 Municipal Property Assessment Corp. www.mpac.on.ca 371-1121 or 1-866-296-6722(MPAC) FIRE (NON-EMERGENCY) Inter Township Fire Department Administration 376-9933 Owen Sound Fire Department Administration 376-2512 FOOD Owen Sound Food Share www.foodshare.net/train12.htm 376-9420 & The Good Food Box Ext. 407 Foodlink Grey Bruce www.foodlinkgreybruce.com 376-3365 Salvation Army Family www.salvationarmyowensound.com 371-0957 Services & Community Food Bank Community Group Website Telephone Community Group Website Telephone Community Services 66 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA
  • COMMUNITY SERVICES Community Group Website Telephone Community Group Website Telephone FUNDING Make-a-Wish Foundation, www.makeawishswo.org 519-471-4900 South Western Ontario Chapter Owen Sound & Area wwww.communityfoundadationgreybruce.com 371-7203 Community Foundation Ontario Trillium Foundation www.otf.ca 1-800-263-2887 GOVERNMENT City of Owen Sound www.owensound.ca 376-1440 Township of Chatsworth www.chatsworth.ca 794-3232 Township of Georgian Bluffs www.georgianbluffs.on.ca 376-2729 Municipality of Meaford www.meaford.ca 538-1060 County of Bruce www.brucecounty.on.ca 881-1291 County of Grey www.grey.ca 376-2205 Service Ontario www.serviceontario.ca 371-6226 Service Canada www.servicecanada.gc.ca 376-4280 Larry Miller, M.P., www.canada.gc.ca or www.larrymiller.ca 371-1059 Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound Bill Walker, M.P.P., www.billwalkermpp.ca or 371-2421 Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound www.gov.on.ca HEALTH Assistive Devices Programs www.health.gov.on.ca 1-800-268-6021 Brain Injury Association of Ontario www.obia.ca 1-800-263-5404 AIDS Hotline & Information 1-800-668-2437 Alzheimer’s Society of www.alzheimer.ca/greybruce 376-7230 -Grey Bruce or 1-800-265-9013 Ambulance Grey County EMS www.greycounty.ca 376-7337 or 911 for Emergencies Arthritis: Arthritis Society www.arthritis.ca 371-7263 Gentle Fit Warm Water Program www.jancaldwellaquatics.ca 376-0746 Births: Midwives Grey Bruce www.midwivesgreybruce.com 371-2886 Owen Sound Crisis Pregnancy Centre 371-2004 Celiac: Canadian Celiac Association www.celiac.ca 1-800-363-7296 Cancer: Canadian Cancer Society www.cancer.ca 371-6011 or 1-800-430-6228 Cancer Info Service 1-888-939-3333 Grey Bruce Breast Cancer Support Group www.cbcn.ca 376-6011 Oncology Clinic-Grey Bruce Health Services www.gbhs.on.ca 376-2121 Ext. 2218 Owen Sound Prostate Cancer Support Group www.cpcn.org 371-8137 Community Health: Canadian Red Cross www.redcross.ca 376-7579 Grey Bruce Health Unit www.publichealthgreybruce.on.ca 376-9420 or 1-800-263-3456 Health Services-Southwest Ontario thehealthline.ca 374-8008 or 1-888-371-2112 Hope Grey Bruce Mental Health www.hopegb.org 371-2390 or 1-800-235-2967 Diabetes: Diabetes Education Centre www.diabetes.ca 376-2121, ext 2737 Canadian Diabetes Association, www.diabetes.ca London 519-673-1630 Owen Sound & District Branch Diabetes Support Group 376-2121 Ext 2737 Fibromyalgia Support Group 1-877-632-6682 First Aid: Canadian Red Cross www.redcross.ca 376-7579 St. John’s Ambulance www.sja.ca 376-4813 Hearing: Assistive Devices program www.health.gov.on.ca 1-800-268-6021 Canadian Hard of Hearing Association www.chha.ca 1-800-263-8068 Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada www.heartandstroke.ca 371-0083 Hospice: Bruce Peninsula Hospice www.bphospice.ca 534-1260, ext 5612 Grey Bruce Palliative Care Hospice Association 376-0419 Residential Hospice of Grey-Bruce Inc. www.greybrucehospice.com 519-470-4100 The Kidney Foundation www.kidney.on.ca 1-800-667-3597 – South Western Ontario Chapter Lung: Assistive Devices & www.health.gov.on.ca 1-800-268-6021 Home Oxygen program Lung Association www.on.lung.ca 1-888-344-5864 Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada www.mssociety.ca 1-800-268-7582 Osteoporosis Canada www.osteoporosis.ca 1-800-696-2663 ext 404 Canadian National Institute for the Blind www.cnib.ca 371-2721 or 1-800-265-4127 HOME SUPPORT Canadian Mental Health Association www.cmhagb.org 371-3642 Day Away Program 371-3313 Home & Community www.hcss-gb.ca 372-2091 Support Services of Grey Bruce or 1-800-267-3798 Mackhall Mobility Products Inc. www.mackhall.ca 371-5999 or 1-800-610-4855 Meals on Wheels www.hcss-gb.ca 372-2091 Para-Med Home Health Care www.paramed.ca 371-5044 or 1-800-265-5768 Parker Home Health Care www.parkerhomehealthcare.ca 376-8252 or 1-800-265-3746 Red Cross Community Health Services www.redcross.ca 376-7579 South West Community www.sw.ccac-ont.ca 371-2112 Care Access Centre or 1-888-371-2112 Victorian Order of Nurses www.von.ca 376-5895 VitalAire Health Care www.vitalaire.com 371-6611 HOUSING ASSISTANCE Community Connections Housing & Support www.mhagb.ca 371-2390 or 1-800-235-2967 Grey County Housing Authority www.grey.ca 376-5744 & Long Term Care Habitat for Humanity Grey Bruce www.habitatgreybruce.com 371-6776 Habitat Restore Outlet 371-6714 Landlord and Tenant Board www.ltb.gov.on.ca 1-888-332-3234 Owen Sound Municipal Non-Profit 376-0573 Housing Corporation YMCA Housing Support Program www.ymcaowensound.on.ca 371-9230 The Women’s Centre www.thewomenscentre.org Crisis 371-1600 (Grey & Bruce) or1-800-265-3722 Women’s House Serving Grey Bruce www.whsbg.on.ca 1-800-265-3026 INFORMATION Service Owen Sound www. owensound.ca 376-1440 Owen Sound Tourism www. owensound.ca 371-9833 or 1-888-675-5555 Grey Roots Museum and Archives www.greyroots.com 376-3690 or 1-877-473-9766 Service Canada www.servicecanada.gc.ca 376-4280 Service Ontario Centre www.serviceontario.ca 371-6226 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 67
  • LEGAL SERVICES & SUPPORT Family Law Information Centre 370-2434 Grey Bruce Community Legal Clinic www.gblegalclinic.com 370-2200 or 1-877-832-1435 Land Registry Office www.ontario.ca 376-1637 Lawyer Referral Service www.lsuc.on.ca 1-800-668-7380 Legal Aid Ontario www.legalaid.on.ca 1-800-668-8258 Ontario Human Rights Commission www.ohrc.on.ca 1-800-387-9080 Victim Services of Bruce Grey www.victim-services.com 1-866-376-9852 & Owen Sound Inc. Victim/Witness Assistance Program www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/ 1-866-259-4823 LIBRARIES Health Sciences Library, www.gbhs.on.ca/resources.php 376-2121 Ext 2043 Grey Bruce Health Services Owen Sound & North www. owensound.library.on.ca 376-6623 Grey Union Public Library LICENSING Owen Sound City Clerk www.owensound.ca 376-4440 - Business; Lottery, Marriage Ext 1247 Driver & Vehicle Licensing www.mto.gov.on.ca 371-6226 or 1-800-387-3445 Driver Examination www.drivetest.ca 1-888-570-6110 Canadian Firearms Centre www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca 1-800-731-4000 Trades Licenses - Ministry of Training, www.tcu.gov.on.ca/eng/apprentices 376-5790 Colleges and Universities LITERACY Adult Learning Centre, Owen Sound www.owensound.library.on.ca 376-6623 Ext 3 & North Grey Union Public Library Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario www.ldao.ca 1-877-238-5322 MEDIA CFOS/CFPS AM 560 www.radioowensound.com 376-2030 Bayshore Broadcasting Corporation CIXK FM 106.5 www.radioowensound.com 376-2030 Country FM 93 www.radioowensound.com 372-9393 Rogers Cable Systems (general inquiries) www.rogerstv.com 376-2832 The Dock 92.3 www.923thedock.com 470-7626 The Sun Times www.owensoundsuntimes.com 376-2250 MEN SUPPORT/COUNSELLING Men’s Program Grey-Bruce 372-2720 Sexual Assault Centre of Grey Bruce - 24-hr Help 376-2121 Ext 2458 MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT Aftercare Services www.gbhs.on.ca 376-2121 Ext 2470 Autism Ontario, www.autismontario.com 371-7180 Grey-Bruce Canadian Mental Health Association www.cmhagb.org 371-3642 Choices: Drug & Alcohol Counselling for Youth www.mhagb.ca 371-5487 or 1-800-265-3133 Community Connections Housing & Support www.mhagb.ca 371-2390 or 1-800-235-2967 Community Network Support Team www.mhagb.ca 371-4551 Consumer/Survivor Development Project www.mhagb.ca 371-4582 Crisis Intervention Team www.mhagb.ca 376-2121 ext 2450 or 1-888-525-0552 Family Support Initiative 371-4802 Crisis Line of Grey Bruce 1-877-470-5200 Hope Grey Bruce Mental Health www.mhagb.ca/gbchc 371-4120 - Addiction Services Grey Bruce Health Services www.gbhs.on.ca 376-2121 Keystone www.keystonebrucegrey.org 371-4773 – Child, Youth & Family Services Partners in Process Equine www.partnersinprocess.ca 372-2527 Learning Centre The Women’s Centre www.thewomenscentre.org Crisis 371-1600 (Grey & Bruce) or 1-800-265-3722 The Women’s House Serving Grey Bruce www.whsbg.on.ca 1-800-265-3026 MUSEUMS & ART GALLERY Billy Bishop Home and Museum www.billybishop.org 371-0031 Grey Roots Museum and Archives www.greyroots.com 376-5140 Owen Sound Marine & Rail Museum www.marinerail.com 371-3333 Tom Thomson Art Gallery www.tomthomson.org 376-1932 POLICE DEPARTMENTS Ontario Provincial Police www.opp.ca 1-888-310-1122 Owen Sound Police Services www.owensoundpolice.com 376-1234 Ext 142 POST OFFICES Canada Post Corporation www.canadapost.ca 371-5028 PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES City of Owen Sound www.owensound.ca 376-1440 Engineering Services 376-4530 Household Hazardous Waste 376-4274 Owen Sound Public Works 376-4274 Recycling 376-4274 Ext 1223 Water Treatment & Distribution 372-2170 Water/Sewage Inquiries & Billing 376-1440 Union Gas 24 Hour Emergency Service 1-877-969-0999 Ontario One Call (Call before you dig) www.On1Call.com 1-800-400-2255 Hydro One Billing or service inquiries www.hydroone.com 1-888-664-9376 24-hour Emergency www.hydroone.com 1-800-434-1235 Recycling Miller Waste Transfer Site 372-1855 Ontario Clean Water Agency www.ocwa.com 1-800-667-6292 RECREATIONAL AND HALL FACILITIES Service Owen Sound Facility Bookings www.owensound.ca 376-1440 Harrison Park Community Centre 376-1440 Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre www.thebayshore.ca 376-3594 Harmony Centre Owen Sound 376-8880 Ball Diamonds Owen Sound Ball Diamonds, booking starts April 1st 376-4440 Ext 1254 Conservation Areas Grey Sauble Conservation Authority www.greysauble.on.ca 376-3076 Hibou Conservation Area Indian Falls Conservation Area Inglis Falls Conservation Area Pottawatomi Conservation Area West Rocks Management Area General Fitness OT Sports Conditioning otconditioning.com 270-4956 YMCA of Owen Sound Grey Bruce www.ymcaowensound.on.ca 376-0484 – Health Fitness & Recreation Sportmakers Fitness & Training Centre www.sportmakers.ca 376-4991 Stone Tree Golf & Fitness Club www.stonetree.on.ca 376-7899 COMMUNITY SERVICES Community Group Website Telephone Community Group Website Telephone 68 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA
  • Golf Cobble Beach Golf Links www.cobblebeachgolflinks.com 370-2173 Legacy Ridge Golf Club www.legacyridge.ca 376-1961 Scenic City Golf Course 376-4649 Stone Tree Golf & Fitness Club www.stonetree.on.ca 376-7899 (driving range) or 376-0220 Marine Facilities & Services East Side Boat Launch 371-1988 Georgian Shores Marina www.georgianshoresmarina.com 371-3999 Rescue Co-ordination Centre, Air, www.forces.gc.ca 1-800-267-7270 Marine & Search (Trenton) Safe Boating -Transport Canada www.tc.gc.ca/marinesafety 1-877-281-8824 West Side Boat Launch 371-1988 Skating Rinks Harrison Park (outdoor - seasonal) www.owensound.ca 376-1440 Harry Lumley-Bayshore Community Centre www.thebayshore.ca 376-3594 Julie McArthur Regional Recreation Centre www.owensound.ca 376-1440 Swimming Pools/Beaches Harrison Park Pools (outdoor - seasonal) www.owensound.ca 376-1440 Hibou Conservation Area www.greysauble.on.ca 376-9102 Jan Caldwell Aquatics www.jancaldwellaquatics.ca 376-0746 YMCA of Owen Sound Grey Bruce www.ymcaowensound.on.ca 376-0484 – Health Fitness & Recreation Stone Tree Golf & Fitness Club www.stonetree.on.ca 376-7899 SOCIAL ASSISTANCE Grey NCB Subsidy Program 371-8627 Ontario Disability Support Program 376-1951 Ontario Works www.mcss.gov.on.ca 376-7324 Salvation Army www.salvationarmyowensound.com 371-0957 Family & Community Services (includes food bank) Social Services Grey County/Owen Sound www.grey.ca 376-7324 Veterans Affairs Canada www.vac-acc.gc.ca 1-866-522-2122 SPECIAL NEEDS Adult Protective Service Workers 1-877-480-2726 Community Living, www.communitylivingowensound.ca 371-9251 Owen Sound & District Easter Seal Society www.easterseals.ca 1-877-376-6362 Georgian Riding Association for 372-2721 Challenged Equestrians (GRACE) Learning Disabilities Association www.ldao.ca 519-438-6213 Ext 24 of Ontario-London March of Dimes - Ontario www.marchofdimes.ca 1-866-496-8603 Ministry of Community & Social Services www.mcss.gov.on.ca 1-866-340-8881 Owen Sound & District Special Olympics 372-0022 Participation Lodge www.participationlodge.com 794-3201 & Community Services SUBSTANCE ABUSE & ADDICTION SUPPORT Community Addiction Treatment Services www.mhagb.ca 376-3999 (CATS) Addiction Day Treatment Program 376-2121 Ext 2036 Al-Anon Family Groups www.al-anon.alateen.on.ca 376-4193 Alcoholics Anonymous www.district9.ca 376-4193 Centre for Addiction & Mental Health www.camh.net 371-6317 Choices: Drug & Alcohol www.mhagb.ca 371-5487 Counselling for Youth or 1-800-265-3133 ConnexOntario-Health Services info www.connexontario.ca Drug & Alcohol Helpline www.drugandhelpline.ca 1-800-565-8603 G & B House, Recovery Home for Substance Abuse 376-9495 Grey Bruce Withdrawal Management Services www.mhagb.ca 376-5666 Men’s Program of Grey and Bruce 372-2720 New Directions (Alcohol, Drug, Gambling Problems) 371-1232 or 1-800-265-3133 Partners in Process Equine Learning Centre www.partnersinprocess.ca 372-2527 Ontario Problem Gambling Helpline www.addictionsontario.ca 1-888-230-3505 Mental Health Helpline 1-866-531-2600 TOURISM Owen Sound Tourism www.owensound.ca 371-9833 or 1-888-675-5555 Owen Sound Special Events www.owensound.ca 376-4440 Ext 1251 Festival of Northern Lights www.FestivalLights.ca 376-4440 Ext 1225 Bruce County Tourism www.explorethebruce.com 1-800-268-3838 Grey County Tourism www.visitgrey.ca 1-877-SEE-GREY Grey Roots Museum and Archives www.greyroots.com 376-5140 TRANSPORTATION Grey Bruce Air Bus www.greybruceairbus.com 1-800-361-0393 Grey County Roads www.greycounty.ca/plow 1-866-266-PLOW or 1-866-266-7569 Owen Sound Billy Bishop www.flyowensound.com 371-6936 Regional Airport Ministry of Transportation www.mto.gov.on.ca 376-7350 or 1-800-268-4686 Owen Sound Mobility Transit www.owensound.ca 376-7500 Owen Sound Transit Bus Lines www.owensound.ca 376-3299 Owen Sound Transportation Company www.chicheemaun.com 1-800-265-3163 WOMEN SUPPORT Midwives Grey Bruce www.midwivesgreybruce.com 371-2886 Owen Sound Crisis Pregnancy Centre 371-2004 or 1-888-371-2004 Partners in Process Equine Learning Centre www.partnersinprocess.ca 372-2527 Sexual Assault Centre of Grey Bruce 376-2121 Ext 2458 - 24-hr Help Sexual Assault Crisis Line 1-806-578-5566 The Women’s Centre www.thewomenscentre.org Crisis 371-1600 (Grey & Bruce) or 1-800-265-3722 Victim Services of Bruce Grey www.victim-services.com 1-866-376-9852 & Owen Sound Inc. Women’s House (Grey Bruce) www.whsbg.on.ca 1-800-265-3026 YOUTH Big Brothers of Owen Sound www.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca 376-4449 Big Brothers/Sisters of Hanover www.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca 364-1444 Bruce Grey Child & Family Services www.bgcfs.ca 371-4453 Choices: www.mhagb.ca 371-5487 Drug & Alcohol Counselling for Youth or 1-800-265-3133 Easter Seal Society www.easterseals.ca 1-888-278-7797 Keystone – Child, Youth & Family Services www.keystonebrucegrey.org 371-4773 Kids Help Phone www.kidshelpphone.ca 1-800-668-6868 March of Dimes - Ontario www.marchofdimes.ca 1-800-263-3463 YMCA of Owen Sound Grey Bruce www.ymcaowensound.on.ca Health, Fitness, Rec’n 376-0484 Community & Housing 371-9230 Employ’t Resource 361-3060 Partners in Process www.partnersinprocess.ca 372-2527 Equine Learning Centre Sexual Assault Centre of Grey Bruce - 24-hr Help 376-2121 ext 2458 Sexual Assault Crisis Line 1-866-578-5566 Community Group Website Telephone Community Group Website Telephone COMMUNITY SERVICES 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA 69
  • 70 2013 COMMUNITY & SUMMER ACTIVITIES / WWW.OWENSOUND.CA For more Owen Sound events, visit www.owensoundtourism.ca or call 1-888-675-5555 The official beverage sponsor of the City of Owen Sound major events April 20-21 Home & Cottage Expo April 24 Port Video Project Premier April 27 Dinner Cruise on the MS Chi-Cheemaun May 2 Chi-Cheemaun Spring Cruise May 4 Circus Terrifico May 12 You Give Me Fever May 24 One World Festival June 1-2 Doors Open Owen Sound June 2 Veteran’s Appreciation Day June 8 Big Boys Tools & Toys Show June 6-15 The Impor tance of Being Ernest June 14-16 Grey Bruce Pride June 22 Ignite! Youth Arts Festival June 23 Georgian Bay Garden Club Tour June 23 Fung Chiu Duo, Roxy Theatre June 23 – Aug. 11 Harbour Nights Concert Series (Sundays) July 1 Canada Day Celebrations at Kelso Beach July 5-26 Outdoor Music & Movies Series (Fridays) July 6 Hottest Yard Sale Under the Sun July 13 Harrison Park Flotilla July 13 Good Cheer Party by the Bay August 2-3 151st Emancipation Festival & Picnic August 6-8 Dog Show & Obedience Trials August 9-10 Streets Alive Buskerfest August 9 Mudtown Music & Arts Festival August 10 Spoke & Bustle Steam Show August 16-17 Tall Ships Owen Sound August 16-18 Summerfolk Music & Crafts Festival Aug. 23 – Sept. 1 Salmon Spectacular Fishing Derby Aug. 25 Bayshore Race Sept. 5-7 Owen Sound Fall Fair Sept. 13-15 Cobble Beach Concours d’Elegance Sept 13-15 Owen Sound Ribfest Sept 21-22 Canadian Spirit – The Tom Thomson Arts Festival Sept. 29 Pratie Oaten Irish Festival Oct. 19 Roxy Theatre’s 100th Anniversary Nov. 15 – Jan. 4 Festival of Northern Lights Dec. 7 Festival in the Park Dec. 14 Moreston by Candlelight major events Connect with us: Rib Fest at Kelso Beach Owen Sound Fall FairOwen Sound Fall FairTom Thomson Arts Festival
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  • where you want to celebrate the sights & sounds of Summer www.tallshipsowensound.com See you at the harbour! the sights & sounds of Summerthe sights & sounds of Summer Harbour Nights Sundays @ Visitor Centre Music & Movies @ Harrison Park